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Cuomo: Former vaccine czar did 'phenomenal job' , won't comment on report of AG investigation

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Updated: May 10, 2021 12:37 PM
Created: May 10, 2021 05:29 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov.Andrew Cuomo Monday said former vaccine czar  Larry Schwartz did a "phenomenal job" volunteering in the role, and added he would not comment on reviews following reports Schwartz was being investigated by the state AG's office.

The New York Post reports two Democratic county executives said they were contacted by investigators with New York State Attorney General Letitia James's office and were asked to give phone records and text messages, but were not under oath. 

Back in March,  Schwartz, a long-time Cuomo adviser reportedly called county executives across the state to gauge their support for the governor.  This followed sexual harassment claims against Cuomo. 

At least one county executive says he was pressured to support the Governor in exchange for vaccines. Monroe County Executive Adam Bello says he was contacted by Schwartz, however, we're not sure if he has been interviewed by investigators. 

At the time Bello said he was not pressured by Schwartz to do anything and the topic of vaccines never came up.

Schwartz resigned from his position last week.
 


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