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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:00 PM

Cuomo Administration Retains Criminal Defense Lawyer on Nursing-Home Issue

Source: Bloomberg

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration has retained a prominent criminal defense lawyer to represent his office over allegations the governor covered up Covid-19 deaths among nursing-home residents.

Elkan Abramowitz, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan, has worked for decades as a leading criminal defense lawyer in New York and has represented Cuomo in previous controversies. Abramowitz’s recent list of clients includes Ed Henry, the former Fox News co-anchor of the “America’s Newsroom” program who was accused in a civil suit of raping a woman in 2017. Henry has denied the charges.

Abramowitz said his firm hasn’t been asked to represent the governor in recent sexual-harassment allegations.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-01/cuomo-administration-retains-criminal-defense-lawyer

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