Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Quoted in New York Times on Possible Felony Charges Facing Eric Schneiderman

Official photo of Hofstra Law faculty member Ellen Yaroshefsky, the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Cuomo Asks for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Schneiderman
By Jan Ransom
The New York Times
May 8, 2018

Mr. Schneiderman could face a felony charge for some of his behavior, depending on how severe the assaults were and if they involved strangulation, legal experts said. (Ironically, Mr. Schneiderman, who was a New York State senator for 12 years, crafted a law that made life-threatening strangulation a crime and the obstruction of breathing a crime punishable by up to a year in jail.)

The women did not file police reports at the time of the alleged incidents, but any medical records and photos they have could prove useful toward an investigation, though it would not be necessary.

“This could be a ‘he said, she said,’ but there are a lot of ‘she saids,’” said Ellen Yaroshefsky, a Hofstra University law professor.

William K. Rashbaum and Ashley Southall contributed reporting.

A version of this article appears in print on May 9, 2018, on Page A21 of the New York edition with the headline: Cuomo Makes His Case For a Special Prosecutor.

Read the full article on the New York Times website.