State trooper Dane Pfeiffer — the love curiosity of certainly one of disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daughters who was a member of his safety element earlier than the disapproving dad banished him to the Canadian border — is being promoted to sergeant and despatched to New York City, The Post has discovered.
Pfeiffer’s elevation within the ranks of the New York State Police will take impact on Thanksgiving Day because the jobless former chief govt continues dealing with the fallout for a myriad of documented misdeeds.
“Effective 11/25, Dane Pfeiffer will be promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to Troop NYC. This was the result of a competitive exam,” a state police supply conversant in the method instructed The Post on Wednesday.
The “exam was April 6, 2019,” the supply defined. “They promote from a list generated from that exam.”
In October 2020, The Post completely reported Cuomo requested that Pfeiffer, 36, be transferred from his safety element after he came upon about his romance with Cara Kennedy Cuomo, his then-25-year-old daughter.
Pfeiffer — a hunky former collegiate tennis participant at Skidmore College who graduated from the police academy in 2015 — and Kennedy-Cuomo started getting scorching and heavy in early 2020. The pair met when Pfeiffer served as certainly one of Cuomo’s bodyguards.
On May 24, Pfeiffer requested for a “voluntary transfer” to Troop B in northeastern New York, a state police spokesman instructed The Post on the time.
“He was transferred to keep him away from the daughter because the governor didn’t like whatever they were doing,” a supply conversant in the scenario beforehand instructed The Post.
Pfeiffer’s relationship with Kennedy-Cuomo, now 26, necessitated his elimination from her dad’s protecting element due to “the protocol of dignitary protection,” a legislation enforcement supply conversant in the scenario instructed The Post final yr.
But the transfer didn’t finish the couple’s relationship, as Pfeiffer continuously got here again to the Executive Mansion to decide up Kennedy-Cuomo for dates, angering the previous governor, in accordance to a supply.
Pfeiffer hadn’t dedicated misconduct, so in an off-the-cuff disciplinary apply often called “highway therapy,” he was reassigned to a state police station in Plattsburgh — about 25 miles south the Canadian border and about 160 miles north of the Capitol in Albany, sources mentioned.
The governor, a supply defined, was “limited in how much he can screw with him, so highway therapy is one of his few options.”
In response, Pfeiffer’s 95-year-old grandmother mentioned Cuomo’s name was “ridiculous.”
“Dane has always been a wonderful, lovely, kind and considerate person,” Marianne Pfeiffer instructed The Post in November 2020. “I think he’s being ridiculous, because he’s always been a good friend of the family — and a good friend of Dane.”
It’s unclear if the trooper continues to be dating Kennedy-Cuomo.
Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi declined to remark. Pfeiffer didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Pfeiffer’s promotion comes after a state Assembly probe discovered Cuomo — who resigned in August following the discharge of state Attorney General Letitia James’ monumental sexual harassment probe — sexually harassed 12 girls, intentionally lowballed the variety of COVID-19 nursing house deaths, and pressured state staff to assist write his $5.1 million pandemic memoir.
In response to the report, launched Tuesday, two former New York prosecutors blasted disgraced Cuomo on Tuesday for utilizing authorities staffers to assist write Cuomo’s “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons for the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
“The use of employees for personal gain is inappropriate,” ex-Brooklyn District Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman instructed The Post. “The former governor should work out an accommodation to repay the taxpayers of the state of New York for his use of these employees.”
After being despatched packing from the Executive Mansion in Albany, the unemployed Cuomo is mulling a marketing campaign to function state legal professional common, the put up he held earlier than he was elected governor.