Ethics Panel Rescinds Approval Of Cuomo’s COVID Book

The New York Daily News reports:

New York’s ethics panel voted Tuesday to rescind approval of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $5.1 million book deal. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics approved a resolution by a 12-1 vote reversing a decision made by staff last year allowing the disgraced governor to profit from his COVID-themed tome.

The decision comes amid allegations Cuomo used state resources and staff to help write and promote the memoir. The former governor has maintained that aides assisted him on a voluntary basis.

The vote means the ex-elected official will have to reapply for approval. If denied, he could face penalties and could even have to relinquish some of the millions in profit he’s already made off of the book.

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