“오늘 맨하탄 지방검찰청의 노인요양과장에게 연락을 받았고, 그로부터 상공회의소와 요양원에 대한 조사를 종료했다고 알렸습니다.,” Elkan Abramowitz, a former federal prosecutor who had been hired to represent Cuomo, 월요일 말했다. “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.”
The investigation was opened after a report last year by 뉴욕 Attorney General Letitia James revealed that the state’s Department of Health underreported COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50%.
Cuomo had directed nursing homes to accept patients who tested positive for or were suspected of having COVID-19 early in his pandemic response, a move that became controversial after thousands of elderly patients became infected with the virus.
“As the pandemic and our investigations continue, it is imperative that we understand why the residents of nursing homes in New York unnecessarily suffered at such an alarming rate,” James said in a statement at the time. “While we cannot bring back the individuals we lost to this crisis, this report seeks to offer transparency that the public deserves and to spur increased action to protect our most vulnerable residents.”
A separate investigation conducted by the New York Assembly concluded in November that the Cuomo administration “materially misrepresented” data on nursing home COVID-19 deaths, with one lawmaker saying the revelations would have been grounds for impeachment if Cuomo was still in office.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.