Walsh Responds to JCOPE Decision to Require Cuomo to Repay Book Deal Profits

A statement from Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston)

“As a member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, the former governor’s book deal and whether state resources were used to publish and promote it was a significant part of our independent investigation into possible grounds for impeachment. JCOPE adopted our investigation findings that Cuomo didn’t receive necessary approval before writing the book, and then didn’t abide by requirements that he not use state employees or resources writing and editing it.

“The fact of the matter, this book deal never should have been approved by JCOPE in the first place. It is only right that the ex-governor be held accountable and return the $5.1 million in profit to the state as directed.”