Cuomo is raking in over $4,200 per month in New York pension checks
Former New York Governor. Andrew Cuomo still collects money from the State government despite his resignation earlier this year in the midst of numerous scandals.
Fox News confirmed that he received his first pension check in the last month.
“Andrew M. Cuomo has received his gross monthly retirement benefit from the New York State and Local Retirement System. It is now $4,219.11,” a spokesperson for the New York comptroller’s Office said. He received his first pension payment on October 20, 2021.
Cuomo was forced to resign in the wake of the scandal involving his sexual misconduct. He now has pension checks. Cuomo is also accused of improperly using Executive Chamber staff to draft his book on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Niagra Gazette first reported Cuomo receiving pension checks.
According to the New York comptroller’s, pension recipients who are convicted for a felony may have their benefits withdrawn. Cuomo could face additional charges in either scandal. The governor is not currently facing any felony charges.
Cuomo claims he didn’t do anything wrong.
“Governor Cuomo never assaulted anybody, and Sheriff Apple’s motives here were patently improper,” Rita Glavin, Cuomo attorney, stated when the initial charge was filed.
Rich Azzopardi, a spokesperson for the book project, stated that “[P]eople who were willing to volunteer on this project did it on their own time.”