Former NY Governor Cuomo Reportedly Grilled by Mob Boss Over Deaths in Nursing Homes
© AFP 2023 / CARLO ALLEGRIIn this file photo New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at an event amid at the coronavirus pandemic in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, March 26, 2021. - Embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on August 10, 2021 after 11 women accused him of sexual harassment. "I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government," Cuomo said in a live address."My resignation will be effective in 14 days."
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Embattled former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had been blasted for ordering to place COVID-19-positive patients in the state's nursing homes and then concealing data on coronavirus-related deaths registered there.
Ex-NY Governor Andrew Cuomo appears to have another critic coming at him - except this time it is the former mob boss of the Gambino crime family, Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, Fox News has reported.
"I hate to get into Gov. Cuomo. I will a little bit because he's Italian and I can't stand it", Gravano said in a clip from a new series called "Mafia States of America" obtained by the network. "He killed 15,000 people by putting people with the coronavirus in [nursing homes] with old people. I don't give a f*** who tells me to do that, whether it's [former President] Trump, the president, the vice president, you, him, I would never do it".
Sammy "the Bull" said that whenever someone does something like that with "no concern", he immediately thinks of his family, lamenting that his "great-grandchildren who aren't even born" will have to "deal with s*** like this".
According to the show's host, the mobsters were "no fans" of both Andrew Cuomo and his brother Chris, who is now also in hot water over a sexual harassment scandal. Their late father Mario Cuomo, on the contrary, appeared to have been "well respected by the mob" and "easy to deal with".
The series' director, Gerard Michaels, told Fox News that his team tried to reach out to the former governor in order to get his perspective on the story, but was "stonewalled".
"They were silent. Any of our emails were never responded to", Michaels said. "And every time we tried to make a phone call, all they did was push to another department, who then tried to push us to another department, who tried to push us to another department, who then tried to push us to another department".
The scandal around the coronavirus-related deaths in New York's nursing homes erupted in 2020, before the former governor landed in hot water over accusations of sexual harassment. At the time, the Cuomo administration was blasted for directing to place COVID-positive patients in the nursing homes, concealing the true numbers of resulting deaths later.
Andrew Cuomo stepped down from his position in November after being accused of sexually harassing multiple employees in his administration.