The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn have reportedly started an investigation that involves looking into how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus task force dealt with nursing homes and long-term care institutions amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“The probe by the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York is apparently in its early stages and is focusing on the work of some of the senior members of the governor’s task force, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter who is not authorized to comment publicly,” the Times Union reported.
Cuomo spokesperson Richard Azzopardi did not divulge if anyone from the governor’s administration had been interviewed or subpoenaed, according to the outlet: “As we publicly said, DOJ (Department of Justice) has been looking into this for months,” Azzopardi said. “We have been cooperating with them and we will continue to.”
The Times Union also reported that a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office located in Brooklyn indicated that he could neither “confirm or deny” if the office had begun an investigation.