New York ethics panel rescinds approval of Cuomo’s $5.1 million pandemic book deal

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New York Daily News

ALBANY, N.Y. — 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 book. 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. In recent months, after Cuomo’s August resignation following sexual harassment allegations …

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