Cuomo faces criminal investigation into sexual harassment claims, Albany DA says

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- A criminal investigation was launched into the sexual harassment of multiple women by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as detailed in a New York attorney general report released Tuesday, Albany County District Attorney David Soares said.

The district attorney’s office will formally request information obtained by the attorney general’s office during its investigation. Soares also said individuals are welcome to contact the Albany County District Attorney’s office with further information related to the AG’s report.

“As this matter is developing and we are reviewing the document released by the Attorney General today, we will refrain from any additional public comment at this time regarding the status of the ongoing criminal investigation by our office,” Soares said in a Tweet.

Attorney General Letitia James revealed the conclusion of her office’s investigation Tuesday morning, calling the findings “disturbing.”

James said Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state workers as well as women outside of his administration. She said the toxic culture of the executive office prohibited the women from coming forward.

Cuomo continued to deny the allegations on Tuesday.

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