Pfeiffer struck up a relationship with Cara in early 2020 when he was part of her father's security detail in Albany and she had moved into the Executive Mansion during the coronavirus pandemic, according to sources close to the matter.
Due to the sexual harassment scandal, Cuomo is now no longer Pfeiffer's boss. Additional people familiar with the matter told the New York Post the governor found out the pair were dating soon after, and Pfeiffer was ultimately removed from his security detail and transferred 160 miles away to a state police station in Plattsburgh, near the Canadian border.
State police noted the trooper requested a 'voluntary transfer' on May 24, 2020, to join Troop B in northeastern New York, but sources claim he was sent away as punishment and 'to keep him away from the daughter.'
It is unclear if the two are still dating at this time.
A holiday post from Cuomo, a photo with all his daughters decked out in festive sweaters, comes as he continues to try to overcome his ousting earlier this year amidst the many sexual misconduct allegations made against him.
At the end of last month, the former governor was hit with charges of forcible touching. The charges relate to the allegation of Brittany Commisso, a former aide. She claimed Cuomo groped her breast in the office of the Executive Mansion in Albany in December 2020, when he was at the height of his pandemic popularity.
Cuomo has continued to deny it.
Commisso's claim was the most serious of all of the allegations listed in James' report, which Cuomo has always maintained was a hit-job by James to get him out of her way.
'From the moment my office received the referral to investigate allegations that former Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, we proceeded without fear or favor,' James' office said in a statement.
'The criminal charges brought today against Mr. Cuomo for forcible touching further validates the findings in our report.'
If convicted, Cuomo - who has not yet commented - could face up to one year in prison.