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Why resigning won’t end Cuomo’s problems

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter after announcing his resignation, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in New York.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will resign from office in two weeks under threat of an impeachment trial for the alleged sexual harassment of 11 women. His legal problems, however, have only now begun, according to Northeastern law professors Martha Davis and Rose Zoltek-Jick.

“This story is only the beginning,” says Zoltek-Jick. “Don’t don’t expect an easy resolution or a quick resolution to any of this. The wheels of justice do not work quickly.”

An independent investigation overseen by New York State Attorney General Letitia James concluded that Cuomo engaged in unwanted touching and made inappropriate comments, a violation of state and federal laws. The 165-page report also found that Cuomo and his aides retaliated against at least one of the women for going public with her complaints.

News@Northeastern spoke to Davis and Zoltek-Jick for their take on what happens now.

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