There is more fallout surrounding the handling of data on COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn are now getting involved.
This comes after reports that Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted that members of Cuomo’s administration tried to delay the release of nursing home data out of fear the U.S. Department of Justice would use the information against them.
Right now, there’s no word whether the FBI and U.S. Attorney are looking at Gov. Cuomo specifically or members of his administration.
A senior adviser to the governor says the administration has been cooperating with the justice department for months and will continue to do so.
The FBI has yet to comment on the investigation.