Cuomo was charged without coordination with Albany DA, sheriff says
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He said the court usually takes some time to review documents before issuing a subpoena or arrest warrant, but in this case the court issued a criminal subpoena for the indictment. from Mr. Cuomo in minutes. As a result, he said, he didn’t have enough time to brief prosecutors and Mr. Cuomo’s personal attorney about the complaint before it became public.
“It just came back at a relatively accelerated pace and kind of took us by surprise,” Apple said, adding that “sometimes in police work, with investigations, things don’t go the way you do. wish it”.
Mr Soares will now have to decide whether he wants to move forward with what will almost certainly be a difficult case to prove, and he will come under significant pressure. Indeed, Mr. Apple appeared on Friday to put the ball in Mr. Soares’ court, saying: “I am very confident that the district attorney will prosecute.
A spokeswoman for Mr Soares, who is also a Democrat, said the district attorney’s office acknowledged that Mr Cuomo’s case was “a matter of great public interest,” but would not confirm whether the office planned to pursue it.
“At this time, we are refraining from making any additional comments or participating in interviews on documents filed by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office,” said Cecilia Walsh, director of communications for the District Attorney’s office in Albany. ‘Albany, in an emailed statement.
Lawyers and academics have said Mr Apple’s decision to lay a charge without input from the district attorney’s office was well outside the norm. Typically, in long-term investigations, especially high-stakes ones, law enforcement authorities work closely with local prosecutors, as prosecutors deal with the case after court proceedings. engaged.
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