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Andrew Cuomo ordered to give up $5.1m in pandemic book earnings

Ex-governor said he would write book ‘entirely on his own time’ but complaints later surfaced that he used state resources

Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo has been ordered to give up about $5.1m in earnings from a book deal about his response to the coronavirus pandemic, after he was found to have contravened ethics laws by using state resources to write the book.

Cuomo was directed to turn over proceeds earned from American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic within 30 days under a resolution approved 12-1 by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), according to multiple media reports.

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