February 18 Foreign media reported on the 17th that Governor Cuomo of New York was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for concealing the death toll of COVID-19 in nursing homes in the state.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Attorney’s Office are investigating Cuomo’s issue of concealing death tolls in nursing homes, the Daily Mail reported.
The investigation is in its early stages and will focus on Cuomo’s COVID-19 task force.
Como’s spokesman Rich Azzopardi said of the investigation: “As we disclose, the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating for several months.
We have been working with them and will continue to do so.”
This comes after New York State released data to continuously raise the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes.
February 12, Cuomo’s office confirmed the content of a recording that Cuomo and his team did not report the real coronavirus deaths in nursing homes to state legislators because of fear that the previous U.S. government would use it to target them.
The state reported that more than 15,000 people have died from COVID-19 in nursing homes in New York State, but in January, the state reported only 8,500 cumulative deaths.