Lawyers investigating Cuomo have taken on political figures before

Lawyers investigating Cuomo have taken on political figures before
Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center vaccination site in New York City on Monday. (Source: WWNY)

NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyers tapped to investigate sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo both have experience handling high-profile political cases.

One, Joon Kim, was a federal prosecutor who helped oversee investigations that sent one of Cuomo’s top aides to prison on a bribery conviction.

The other investigator, Anne L. Clark, is an employment lawyer who represented a woman who accused a powerful New Jersey politician of sexual harassment and sued him.

Cuomo has denied touching anyone inappropriately, but he has apologized for engaging in office “banter” that he said some women “misinterpreted” as flirting.

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