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Gov. Cuomo lists personal assets worth $1.8M plus

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has assets worth at least $1.8 million, according to new documents published by the state’s ethics panel.

The governor’s 2012 financial statement was made public last week under new disclosure rules enacted since he took office. The rules require the value of assets to be set in dollar ranges, so exact totals can’t be determined. Filings showed Cuomo with a blind trust worth between $1.75 million and $2 million in AMG National Trust Bank.

Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy reported assets worth at least $250,000; Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at least $2.9 million and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli $124,000.

The leaders aren’t required to disclose the value of personal checking or savings accounts, or homes.

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