The forcible touching case towards former Governor Andrew Cuomo is probably in peril, the Albany County District Legal professional David Soares warned in a letter despatched to Albany Metropolis Court Decide Holly Trexler Thursday.
“The filings in this matter are potentially defective,” the letter learn, describing how the dearth of sworn witness statements and misstated case legislation might finish within the case’s dismissal. The letter requested for an extension to kind out all of the related paperwork.
A spokesperson for the Albany District Legal professional stated each events had agreed they’d return to court docket for Cuomo’s arraignment on Jan. 7, pushing again a beforehand scheduled date of November seventeenth for Cuomo’s arraignment. The spokesperson declined to remark additional.
A spokesperson for the state court docket system confirmed the brand new arraignment date. The New York Occasions first reported District Legal professional Soares’ workplace had issues concerning the viability of the prison case towards Cuomo.
The arraignment delay stems from confusion late final month when Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple’s workplace filed a court docket summons with out consulting the district lawyer or an lawyer for Brittany Commisso, the manager chamber assistant who alleged Cuomo groped her below her shirt within the govt mansion in December of 2020.
Apple, a Democrat, had maintained submitting a misdemeanor forcible touching summons with out speaking to the District Legal professional was par for the course. However Cuomo, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, seized on the confusion as additional proof that any assaults towards him are politically motivated. His marketing campaign didn’t return a request for additional remark Friday night.
Commisso’s lawyer Brian Premo couldn’t be reached for couldn’t be reached for remark instantly. The Albany County Sheriff’s Workplace didn’t return a request for remark instantly.