ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Former New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s court appearance has been pushed back until January 7, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. A criminal summons for Albany City Court was originally issued by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office for Cuomo on November 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Court documents show the District Attorney’s Office filed a motion in Albany County Court to push the date back 60 days to let the District Attorney continue his investigation. District Attorney P. David Soares says in the documents:
“Unfortunately the filings in this matter are potentially defective in that the police-officer-complainant failed to include a sworn statement by the victim such that the People could proceed with a prosecution on these papers.”District Attorney P. David Soares
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office filed the misdemeanor complaint that accuses Cuomo of forcible touching. The alleged crime took place at the governor’s mansion on Dec. 7, 2020, when Cuomo “intentionally and for no legitimate purpose” forcibly placed his hand under the blouse of an unnamed victim and onto an intimate body part.
The District Attorney and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office conducted separate investigations on the complaint. Rita Glavin, Cuomo’s personal lawyer, previously criticized the Sheriff’s Office for not talking to the District Attorney before filing the complaint.
Take a look at the court documents below: