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Cynthia Nixon: Gov. Cuomo must initiate corruption probe

Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon is joined by volunteers during a news conference at her campaign headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon says Gov. Andrew Cuomo should initiate a corruption probe in the wake of guilty verdicts at a corruption trial.

Posted: Jul 13, 2018 5:20 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon says Gov. Andrew Cuomo should initiate a corruption probe in the wake of guilty verdicts at a corruption trial.

Nixon, a Democrat, spoke outside Manhattan federal court Friday after a jury Thursday convicted a former school president Cuomo had praised as an economic guru and three developers who had contributed to his 2014 re-election campaign.

Nixon says Cuomo should direct that corruption in Albany be investigated. She says he should also let his attorney general conduct a probe.

Nixon spoke after a former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and others were convicted in the Buffalo Billion redevelopment scandal.

Cuomo, also a Democrat, said the state has taken steps to prevent similar corruption, but it's impossible to prevent it all.

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