ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general is investigating whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo broke the law by having members of his staff help write and promote his pandemic leadership book. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli authorized State Attorney General Letitia James in a letter made public Monday to investigate the work state employees did on drafting and editing the book. James’ office confirmed it received the referral letter but declined further comment, citing an “ongoing investigation.” Cuomo and his spokespeople have acknowledged that staff helped him with the book, but said that work was done on a voluntary basis on private time.
Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York on Monday, April 19, 2021. New York’s comptroller has asked the state attorney general’s office to launch a criminal investigation into whether the governor used state resources to write and promote his book on leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shannon Stapleton/Pool via AP)