Officials say a NY Judge and her family got preferential COVID-19 testing last year in Southampton

Officials say a NY Judge and her family got preferential COVID-19 testing last year in Southampton

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state court official says New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and some relatives received COVID-19 testing from the state at her private Long Island residence last summer after a member of the family tested positive.  Reports of preferential testing for people connected to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration when testing was scarce are part of an ongoing impeachment investigation into the governor. A spokesman for the state Office of Court Administration confirmed to the Times Union of Albany that DiFiore and family members were tested one time at her Southampton residence.

 

Photo: New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, administers the oath of office to New York State senators during opening day of the 2019 legislative session in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)