Even a convicted identification thief didn’t need the taint of disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo rubbing off on him!
Man Cuomo – who was sentenced this week to 45 months in federal jail – received so involved about it at his 2021 federal trial that he pushed his lawyer Justin de Armas to get a decide to let jurors know he had nothing to do with the disgraced three-term governor, the Instances Union reported Friday.
“There are folks on the market that might affiliate that, someway maintain it towards him. I imply, it’s fully irrational,” Senior US Decide Thomas McAvoy of the Northern District of New York, stated in his chambers, who the Albany newspaper studies appeared OK with the thought of telling jurors.
Andrew Cuomo resigned final yr amid a number of scandals that embrace alleged sexual misconduct and a cover-up of COVID-19 deaths amongst nursing residence residents, which Cuomo has denied.
A prosecutor apparently had no opposition to the thought both of informing jurors that Man had no relation to Andrew Cuomo, nevertheless it stays unclear whether or not jurors ever heard something on the matter throughout the five-day trial.
Andrew Cuomo resigned final yr amid a sexual harassment scandal. Matthew McDermott
De Armas didn’t return messages in search of remark Friday.
Man Cuomo faces years in federal jail after getting convicted final November in relation to an alleged identification theft ring that private data of New Yorkers taken from the New York State Division of Labor.
The Maryland native and co-conspirators would apply on-line for unemployment insurance coverage utilizing particulars obtained from an organization the place he labored known as Paymerica Company, which analysis debtors on behalf of collectors, prosecutors say.
A press launch states Paymerica made almost $1 million off the scheme, prosecutors say affected as much as 200,000 folks throughout the nation.
Cuomo can also be accused of masking up COVID deaths within the state’s nursing properties. Helayne Seidman
These damning particulars, nevertheless, didn’t cease Man Cuomo from hoping in useless that he may someway stroll free if solely a decide would inform jurors at his 2021 that he wasn’t associated to Andrew Cuomo.
“That might make Man comfortable,” DeArmas reportedly informed McAvoy.
The previous governor has denied allegations of sexual harassment by a number of girls detailed in blockbuster studies launched by investigators working for the Meeting and state Lawyer Basic Letitia James.
An Andrew Cuomo rep known as Man Cuomo’s purpose “the dumbest factor ever heard.”Matthew McDermott
Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit this week towards James asking taxpayers to cowl authorized prices as he continues efforts to clear his identify within the court docket of public opinion.
“It’s the dumbest factor ever heard however not the dumbest factor I’ve learn within the paper,” Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi informed The Publish Friday about efforts by Man Cuomo to distance himself from the previous governor.
“However Cuomo clearly equals clicks,” Azzopardi added.