Two More LIPA Executives Step Down, But It Definitely Has Nothing to Do With Sandy

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MELVILLE, NY - NOVEMBER 19: An electrical crew member contracted by LIPA works on overhead lines on Old Country Road on November 19, 2012 in Melville, New York. Three weeks after Superstorm Sandy hit the New York area, LIPA continues its restoration efforts in many affected areas on Long Island. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Photo: Bruce Bennett/2012 Getty Images

Just weeks after Long Island Power Authority CEO Michael Hervey resigned, two more executives are quitting, and amazingly all three say it's just a coincidence that they're exiting as the utility is being investigated for its shoddy response to Hurricane Sandy. Hervey said he'd been planning to step down for months, board member X. Cristofer Damianos wants to devote more time to his real estate business, and vice-president of customer service Bruce Germano says this is “purely a personal decision.” Governor Cuomo had only filled one of seven vacancies on the LIPA board before the storm hit, and he still hasn't named a replacement for Hervey.