(Bloomberg) -- Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing a misdemeanor sex-crimes charge, said Lucian Chalfen, a state court official said Thursday. The criminal complaint was filed in Albany City Court, Chalfen said.
Cuomo resigned in August after Attorney General Letitia James released a report detailing a pattern of alleged harassment against female statehouse workers and other employees. Several local district attorneys said at the time they would launch criminal investigations. The office of Albany District Attorney David Soares didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
A spokesman for Cuomo also didn’t immediately respond to a comment.
By resigning, Cuomo avoided what was expected to be lengthy impeachment proceedings in the state Assembly, which said there were constitutional barriers of impeaching a governor who was no longer in office.
For Cuomo, that also meant he was legally able to run for office again. But if he’s convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, he would be barred from public office jobs in New York, according to the New York State Unified Court System website.
James is expected to soon announce a run for governor herself.
(Updates with attempt to reach Cuomo for comment, background)
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