Attorney: Sheriff’s office may have illegally released Cuomo case info

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Gov. Cuomo’s attorney, Rita Glavin, wants an investigation into the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. She suggests that they unlawfully gave out grand jury information about Cuomo’s sexual harassment case to the New York Post.

Glavin is calling on Attorney General Letitia James to open the investigation.

However, the former governor’s lawyer insists that the attorney general’s office appoint an independent prosecutor, citing James’ relationship with Sheriff Craig Apple. Glavin says that after a meeting once between James and Apple, the sheriff declared, "She’s awesome."

Glavin also pointed to James’ recently announced candidacy for governor in 2022 as another reason for an independent prosecutor.

Cuomo is facing a charge of forcible touching. It’s related to an accusation made by a staffer that Cuomo groped her last year in the Executive Mansion. He was supposed to appear in court Nov. 17 for arraignment, but that’s been pushed back to Jan. 7.

Cuomo resigned in August following a report from the attorney general’s office that said he sexually harassed 11 women.

MORE INFORMATION: Letter from Attorney Rita Glavin to Attorney General Letitia James