Andrew Cuomo Ordered To Refund $5.1 Million From Covid Book Deal

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New York state’s ethics committee has ordered the disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to refund his publisher $5.1 million from the book he wrote touting his leadership during the covid pandemic. 

The book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the Covid-19 Pandemic,” was published by Cuomo during the pandemic while his administration covered up thousands of covid nursing home deaths.

Breitbart reports: The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) voted 12-1 for Cuomo to return the book’s proceeds to his publisher. From October 2020 to August 2021, Cuomo’s book reached little success, only selling fewer than 50,000 copies.

According to JCOPE’s voted upon resolution, the watchdog decided Cuomo must hand over the compensation money to Attorney General Letitia James, who was instrumental in forcing Cuomo’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations, because Cuomo used state resources to prepare the book, the New York Post reported.

“It is ordered that by no later than 30 days from the date of this resolution, Gov. Cuomo pay over to the attorney general of the State of New York an amount equal to the compensation paid to him for his outside activities related to the book,” the resolution reads.

The author of the resolution, David McNamara, a Senate Republican appointed commissioner, stated “Gov. Cuomo is not legally entitled to retain compensation … for any form of outside activity related to the book.”

Cuomo’s attorney pushed back on the ruling as “unconstitutional” and “driven by political interest.”

“JCOPE’s actions today are unconstitutional, exceed its own authority and appear to be driven by political interests rather than the facts and the law,” Cuomo’s attorney said. “Should they seek to enforce this action, we’ll see them in court.”

In February, New York’s secretary to Cuomo, Melissa DeRosa, confessed Cuomo allegedly suppressed information related to coronavirus nursing some deaths:

In a recorded call with state Democrat lawmakers, DeRosa said Cuomo’s team feared a federal investigation in the context of former President Donald Trump’s highlighting of coronavirus-related deaths in New York’s nursing homes. This fear motivated Cuomo’s government to suppress the statistics against requests for such information from the state’s government and citizens’ organizations.

But before Cuomo’s alleged cover up was further investigated, Cuomo resigned from the governorship over sexual harassment claims in August due to threats of legislative impeachment and legal action.


  1. $5.1 Millions and 50,000 copies sold (including the ones to his staff and sycophants). This deal has the appearance of a bribe or pay-off from the get go. Now that Cuomo is out of power and out of favor the Gang wants the money back.

  2. Book deals are mostly used to launder money. Seriously, who would read a book “written” by Cuomo, Hillary, Obama, etc? Libtards don’t even read books.

    • People buy them just as status symbols and put them on display and pretend they’ve read them usually They look through them and read bits n pieces when they’re bored. The dumb ones actually sit and read them ,every word and get brainwashed .

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