Judge rules in favor of former Gov. Cuomo’s bid to keep book money, neuter ethics board

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — New York’s year-old ethics commission had its power sapped, at least temporarily, by an Albany Supreme Court justice who sided Monday with former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s arguments that the panel was created in an unconstitutional manner. The decision left the fate of the watchdog group unclear, and came as a major victory in Cuomo’s efforts to protect his COVID-19 book earnings from the commission. The panel, like its precursor, had moved to penalize the disgraced former governor over the pandemic memoir. Cuomo’s spokesman Rich Azzopardi celebrated the ruling against the new panel, the …

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