February 18 According to a U.S. media report on the 18th, people familiar with the matter revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the alleged failure of Governor Cuomo of New York to conceal the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes in the state.
Cuomo insisted that the state government only released information in a timely manner and did not hide it.
The FBI and the Federal Attorney’s Office are investigating Cuomo’s question of concealing the death toll in nursing homes, according to people familiar with the matter.
The investigation is in its early stages and will focus on Cuomo’s COVID-19 task force.
Speaking of the investigation, Azepardi, Como’s senior adviser, said: “As we have made public information, the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating for several months.
We have been working with them and will continue to do so.”
At present, the FBI refuses to comment.
Cuomo recently held a press conference, at which he insisted that the state government just released information in time and did not hide the report.
In late January, New York State Attorney General James released a report that found that the New York State Department of Health underestimated about 50% of the coronavirus deaths in nursing homes.
The New York State government then raised the total number of deaths of nursing home residents by thousands.
In addition, Cuomo’s aide Drosa admitted on a phone call that the governor and his team had concealed the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes from state legislators for fear that the number might be used against them by the Trump administration.