How Andrew Cuomo Pocketed $5 Million Off the COVID Crisis

New York State has suffered one of the worst COVID outcomes in the country, with roughly 53,000 officially recorded deaths, thousands of businesses shuttered, and millions newly unemployed. But new reporting reveals that Governor Andrew Cuomo pocketed more than $5 million during this time of crisis.

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s publisher is scheduled to pay him more than $5 million for the book he authored last year on his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic,” USA Today reports.

“Documents released Monday ended a months-long mystery over the size of the Cuomo’s book deal with The Crown Publishing Group, which issued Cuomo’s best-selling book, ‘American Crisis,’ in October as the state stared down a second wave of coronavirus infections.”

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