Governor of New York. Andrew CuomoAndrew Cuomo’s’ Saturday Night Live ‘targets the Democrats’ stalemate at the season opener. (D) filed for pension benefits days before leaving the governor’s office after resigning over a sexual harassment scandal.
Cuomo’s retirement benefits will become active on September 1, a spokesperson for the New York comptroller’s office said Wednesday, Rochester First reported.
The office said a person must file a claim for benefits between 15 days before leaving office and 90 days after leaving office.
Cuomo resigned from his post after the New York attorney general’s office released a report alleging the governor sexually harassed several women and threatened retaliation against the one who broke it down.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (D) will succeed Cuomo, becoming the state’s first female governor on August 24.
Cuomo claims his innocence and says he would have beaten the impeachment trial the state legislature provided for the governor.
“I’m not going to drag the state through the mud, through a three-month, four-month impeachment, then win and have the state legislature and state government look like a fool’s ship then. that everything I’ve done my whole life was the exact opposite, ”Cuomo said. “I’m not doing this. I feel good. I’m not a martyr. It’s just that I saw the options: option A, option B.”
The governor’s annual pension is estimated at $ 50,000, according to local media, unless he is convicted of a felony.
The Hill has contacted the controller’s office and Cuomo’s office for comment.