Attorney General: JCOPE Order Defective. That is the opinion of Letitia James office. They said the Committee’s vote to claw back Cuomo’s 5.1 Million Dollar book advance is illegal. It cited technical deficiencies and procedural mistakes. The controversy focuses on the JCOPE ruling that the ex Governor must forfeit his 7 figure payday. Cuomo confidantes have vowed to challenge the directive in court. His lawyer Jim McGuire shot back “JCOPE’s actions violated fundamental constitutional rights and flagrantly exceeded its statutory authority. It is not at all surprising that the lawlessness of JCOPE’s latest unlawful action is being recognized as just that. We remain ready to vindicate the Governor before a politically neutral body, our courts,” Attorney General: JCOPE Order Defective. Clearly the matter is far from settled !!