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Monday, 11 March 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Meets With Leading Activist To Extend Clergy Abuse Statute Of Limitations

A leading advocate for a bill to expand the statute of limitations for clergy sex abuse cases got an unexpected meeting with Cuomo last week.

Michael Dowd, who was campaign manager for Cuomo’s father’s 1977 mayoral run, was meeting with Cuomo’s chief counsel to discuss the bill when the governor popped in with out warning, insiders said.

Dowd made his case, but received no promises from Cuomo on the controversial measure, which is vehemently opposed by the Catholic Church, a source said.

A Cuomo spokesman confirmed the meeting but said the governor has not taken a position on the bill.


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