ALBANY – The New York Ethics Committee late Friday passed another motion asking former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to return $5.1 million in book royalties. And this time, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics is taking an almost certain legal battle with Cuomo into its own hands.
The motion was tabled by Commissioner David McNamara at the start of Friday afternoon’s specially convened meeting. McNamara explained the motion in detail, then they went to the executive session, where it’s possible there were minor changes during the confidential portion of the meeting that haven’t been made public.