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Hochul Reviewing Legal Bills Racked Up by Cuomo’s Office in Harassment and Nursing Home Probes

Taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $5 million in lawyer and public relations contracts inked by the now ex-governor, records show. His successor looking before paying any more bills — including for a firm where one lawyer charges $973 an hour.

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Surprise COVID Test Bills Prompt Complaint to NY Attorney General

Dozens of customers complain testing provider CareCube charged them for virus swabs they’re accustomed to getting for free. The health provider says the bills are for "pre-test assessment."

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Cuomo’s Exit Could Kick Off Game of Political Musical Chairs for Governor’s Seat and More

The governor’s office, up for grabs next year, seems likely to draw a bevy of candidates. Judging from the previous electoral shake-ups, posts across the city and state could be changing hands.

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Cuomo’s Lawyers Portray Him as the Victim While Accuser Says He Committed a ‘Crime’

The governor’s attorneys attempted to discredit some of his accusers — including a woman who went public Sunday. Brittany Commisso declared Cuomo "needs to be held accountable." Meanwhile, the governor’s top aide quit.

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Prosecutors From Manhattan to Albany Now Examining Cuomo Harassment Cases

Four New York district attorneys are scouring investigative files compiled by the state attorney general to determine whether the governor may have committed any crimes in their jurisdictions. The cases focus on allegations of inappropriate touching.

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How New York Went From Cuomo to Hochul

On Aug. 3, State Attorney General Letitia James released a report detailing multiple sexually harassment allegations Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Three weeks later, Kathy Hochul became the first woman to lead the state. Here’s what you need to know.

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Could Cuomo Face Jail Time Following Attorney General’s Harassment Report?

At least two of the cases detailed in AG Letitia James’ damning 168-page report fall within the two-year statute of limitations for misdemeanor forcible touching or third-degree sexual assault, legal experts say. One criminal probe is already underway.

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State Attorney General Letitia James Puts Spotlight on the Women Who Accused Cuomo

"I believe them," the state’s prosecutor declared yesterday as she issued a damning report that could lead to the governor’s ouster from office. For James, the investigation marked her biggest public moment yet in a career that began in Brooklyn.

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Cuomo Harassment Report Spurs Impeachment Move as Biden Trumpets Resignation Push

The investigation overseen by State Attorney General Letitia James found the governor engaged in inappropriate touching, sexual conversations and retaliation — and broke federal and state laws. The Albany DA revealed an ongoing criminal probe.

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Queens Senator Calls for Blood Lab Probe After Discrimination Claims Revealed

Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky sent letters Monday to Attorney General Letitia James and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli requesting a thorough review of BioReference Laboratories’ contracts and employment practices following THE CITY’s report.

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Piles of PPE Left to Rot Outside State-Run Queens Nursing Home

Nearly 1,000 boxes of gloves, masks and other once desperately needed items sat for months exposed to the elements — along with rats and snakes — at the New York State Veterans’ Home at St. Albans.

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For Crumbling Congregations, a Bible on How to Save a House of Worship

As more religious communities succumb to financial woes worsened by the pandemic, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer offers an "Action Book" for congregants trying to avoid selling out their spiritual homes.

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Attorney General James’ NYPD Suit Points Another Finger at Top Cop for Protest Crackdowns

Chief of Department Terence Monahan has been dogged by accusations of directing police offers to violate demonstrators’ civil rights since at least 2004, when dozens were arrested during protests of the Republican National Convention.

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A Bronx Pastor Bargained for a New Church in Selling His Congregation’s Land. He Says He Has Nothing to Show for It.

A developer promised space for Evangelical Church Disciples of Christ when it sold two lots for a city-backed affordable housing project. Five years later, the apartments are rented and the church operates elsewhere.

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NYPD Account in Killing of Bronx Man ‘Not True,’ Mom Says After Cops Cleared

After viewing police bodycam footage of the April 2019 shooting, Kawaski Trawick’s mother called the death of her 32-year-old son "murder."

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‘Mommy, Come Home’: Queens Mother Demands Answers in Death of Son Tased by NYPD Cops

Neighbors say they told police George Zapantis was mentally ill and asked them to hold off. Video suggests police shocked him at least once as he held no weapon.

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Hundreds to Share Stories of Police-Protester Clashes at Attorney General Forum

Letitia James invites New Yorkers to report accounts of confrontations during George Floyd protests. Mayor de Blasio was invited, too — but he’s not testifying.

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What You Need to Know to Vote in New York’s June Primary

Are we going to the polls? How can you get an absentee ballot? What’s up with the presidential race? We answer your questions about the June 23 vote.

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Calls for Probe of Nursing Home That Sent Comedian’s Kin to Wrong Cemetery

Long-term care watchdog and Bay Ridge pol say state should investigate the home that billed comic Elayne Boosler’s Jewish cousin for Catholic burial.

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Amazon Warehouse Packers Say They’re Jammed onto Staten Island Buses

Workers call on the retail giant to provide shuttle transportation so they can socially distance. They’re also seeking more service from the MTA.