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Cuomo’s attorney asks sheriff to keep records related to investigation that led to charge of trial and error

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Cuomo’s attorney asks sheriff to keep records related to investigation that led to charge of trial and error

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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, through his attorney, on Saturday asked the Albany County Sheriff to “preserve all records” related to the investigation that led to the misdemeanor charge. Cuomo for forced touching.

A city court in Albany, the state capital, this week issued a subpoena charging Cuomo after a criminal complaint was filed by Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.

Cuomo claimed the accusation that he groped Brittany Commisso, a former staff member, at the governor’s mansion last year was based on fragile evidence and was politically motivated.

“We expect you to preserve everything related to your investigation and have listed below a non-exhaustive list of specific categories for which we are asking for preservation,” Cuomo lawyer Rita Glavin wrote, according to the Albany. Times-Union. “First of all, we ask that you keep all documents relating to your and your office’s communications with Brittany Commisso and her lawyer, including, but not limited to, telephone records, text messages, e -mails and all other electronic communications, notes, memoranda, records and schedules entered. “

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple speaks to reporters after a criminal complaint was filed charging former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with a sexual offense on Friday, October 29, 2021, in New Scotland, NY
(Associated press)

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A preservation request is a standard legal process. Defendants have the right to a wide range of evidence and other evidence related to an investigation, which is usually provided before trial.

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Then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference at Yankee Stadium in New York City on July 26, 2021.
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Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi called the sheriff’s accusations “abuse of power.”

“In an attempt to deflect attention from his bizarre and unprofessional investigation into red … Sheriff Albany Craig Apple claimed there was an” overwhelming amount of evidence “collected in this case … to go deep down, ”he said, The Times-Union reported.

Cuomo’s attorney asks sheriff to keep records related to investigation that led to charge of trial and error

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New York Attorney General Letitia James discovered Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, including Brittany Commisso.
(Associated press)

At a press conference on Friday, Apple said it was confident in the strength of the case and insisted that politics played no role. He also called the governor’s agents “bullies”.

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Cuomo resigned in August after an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James found he had sexually harassed 11 women, including Commisso.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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