Prosecutor Drops Groping Charge Against Former NY Gov. Cuomo

ormer New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won't face criminal prosecution over an allegation that he fondled an aide after a prosecutor said he couldn't prove the case.

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FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter after announcing his resignation, Aug. 10, 2021, in New York. Albany's top prosecutor said Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, he is dropping a criminal charge accusing former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fondling an aide. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won’t face criminal prosecution over an allegation that he fondled an aide after a prosecutor said Tuesday he couldn’t prove the case. Three days before the Democratic ex-governor was due to answer the misdemeanor charge in court, Albany County District Attorney David Soares asked a judge to dismiss a criminal complaint that the county sheriff filed in October. “While we found the complainant in this…

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