ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has disclosed that he was paid a $3.1 million advance to write his COVID-19 leadership book last year and under his publishing contract will make another $2 million on the memoir over the next two years. The Democrat had declined for months to say how much money he made from writing “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The disclosure of his big payday was made on the day his mandatory financial disclosures were due to a state ethics agency. The book was published in October just as the state was seeing a deadly resurgence in infections. Cuomo said he gave $500,000 of his profits to charity.
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