I hope the office will explain how and why they came to this decision.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office decided not to charge former Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the nursing home deaths during the COVID pandemic:
Cuomo’s spokesman forwarded a statement from Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney who represented the governor’s office.
“I was contacted today by the head of the Elder Care Unit from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, who informed me they have closed its investigation involving the Executive Chamber and nursing homes,” the statement read. “I was told that after a thorough investigation – as we have said all along – there was no evidence to suggest that any laws were broken.”
Gee, I wonder why the district attorney’s office hasn’t returned any requests for comments. I want to know how and why they came to this conclusion.
Cuomo forced nursing homes to take in residents who were discharged after they had COVID and “medically stable” COVID patients.
Officials said 6,432 people died. We found out that Cuomo’s aides spent months overruling state health officials with the actual numbers.
The New York Attorney General’s office said that the full data on the nursing home deaths “might have undercounted the true toll by as much as 50 percent”
The true number could be closer to 10,000.
The New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care’s 242-page report confirmed Cuomo’s directive led to more deaths, but could not provide an exact number. The force also slammed Cuomo for keeping the mandate around a lot longer than needed.
The FBI and U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn still have an investigation going into the matter.
So while Cuomo escaped New York charges the feds could still charge him.DONATE
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