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Cuomo scrambles to recoup millions in taxpayer dollars from bad COVID-19 deals that didn't deliver

Added 02-23-21 10:17:07pm EST - “The New York governor's administration has even hired a law firm out of Hong Kong to get Chinese firms to return funds” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Cuomo scrambles to recoup millions in taxpayer dollars from bad COVID-19 deals that didn't deliver”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The New York governor's administration has even hired a law firm out of Hong Kong to get Chinese firms to return funds

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) used his emergency powers to spend more than $1 billion in taxpayer funds to acquire critical medical equipment such as ventilators and PPE in the fight against the virus.

But many of the vendors never fulfilled their end of the bargain, and for several months, his administration has been scrambling to recoup the funds.

The New York Post reported Tuesday that Cuomo's Department of Health was "duped" into buying millions of dollars worth of medical supplies from Chinese firms "and has been forced to hire a law firm in Hong Kong in a bid to recoup the taxpayer money it lost."

The newspaper, which first reported that Cuomo's administration intentionally underreported nursing home deaths during the pandemic, has now reported that the DOH hired the Hong Kong firm Gall Solicitors for $125,000 in an effort to get money back from overseas suppliers.

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