The FBI and the Eastern District of New York US Attorney’s office have reportedly opened an investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The investigation, revealed by The Times Union, is examining the actions by members of Cuomo’s coronavirus task force related to the nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Cuomo’s administration has faced fierce criticism for a since-rescinded March 25 state Health Department directive ordering nursing homes to admit infected patients being discharged from hospitals.
Critics have argued the Health Department order contributed to the state’s high nursing home death toll, along with the spread of the virus.
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