Cuomo arraignment postponed after prosecutor says complaint is 'potentially defective'
Cuomo’s arraignment on a forcible touching charge originally was scheduled for Nov. 17. It now will take place on Jan. 7.
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A judge postponed arraignment on a criminal charge against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after a prosecutor argued that the misdemeanor complaint was “potentially defective” because it did not include a sworn statement from the victim.
Albany County District Attorney David Soares asked the court to push back Cuomo’s arraignment for 60 days, pending investigation on the case, according to reports.
Cuomo was charged in late October with forcible touching, a criminal misdemeanor in New York. He resigned his governor's post in August after the state attorney general concluded that he had sexually harassed nearly a dozen women while he was in office.
Cuomo’s arraignment on the forcible touching charge originally was scheduled for Nov. 17. It now will take place on Jan. 7.
A spokesperson for Cuomo could not immediately be reached for comment.