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Legal professional Basic: Transcripts, reveals and movies from Cuomo investigation launched

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) released the final set of videos, transcripts, and corresponding exhibits pertaining to their independent investigation into sexual allegations against Former Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday. On August 3, 2021, the independent investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James- led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark- released their report concerning multiple allegations of sexual assault by Cuomo.

Multiple district attorneys asked the OAG to refrain from publishing full transcripts and other evidence so that their offices could first investigate and determine whether to file criminal charges against the former governor. However, following the filing of a criminal complaint against Cuomo on October 28, 2021 in Albany County, the Albany County District Attorney’s Office informed the OAG that it would begin releasing evidence to Cuomo to comply with New York state’s discovery laws. These laws state that once criminal action is pursued, transcripts and evidence must be released in the case.

As these materials have been released by the Albany County District Attorney’s office — and in an effort to provide full transparency to the people of New York — the OAG informed local district attorneys that it would immediately begin releasing, on a rolling basis, all transcripts, corresponding exhibits, and videos compiled during the investigation, pending redactions to protect the privacy of individuals, as appropriate. This rolling release of evidence began on November 9, 2021.

The investigation was conducted after, on March 1, 2021, the Executive Chamber made a referral, pursuant to New York Executive Law Section 63(8), for Attorney General James to select independent lawyers to investigate “allegations of and circumstances surrounding sexual harassment claims made against the governor.” Kim and Clark were chosen to lead the investigation on March 8, 2021.

The transcripts, exhibits, and video testimonies being provided today include former Executive Chamber staff, outside advisors, and other witnesses.

  • Peter Ajemian
  • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Rich Azzopardi
  • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Stephanie Benton
  • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Alphonso David
  • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Jill DesRosiers
  • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Linda Lacewell
  • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Annabel Walsh
  • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)

Transcripts and exhibits previously released can be found on the OAG website.

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