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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:29 AM

Joseph Percoco, Ex-Cuomo Aide, Found Guilty in Corruption Trial

Source: NY Times

A former top aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was found guilty on Tuesday of three corruption-related charges, a repudiation of the murky back-room dealings in Albany laid bare during the nearly eight-week trial.

The conviction capped a stunning fall for the former aide, Joseph Percoco, once the governorís executive deputy secretary and longtime confidant. He was convicted of soliciting and accepting more than $300,000 in bribes from executives working for two companies with state business.

And even though Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, was not accused of wrongdoing, the verdict still underscored ethical lapses and illegal activity at a time when Mr. Cuomo is seeking re-election.


At the height of his influence, Mr. Percoco, whom Mr. Cuomo had once described as his fatherís ďthird son,Ē was known as the governorís enforcer, responsible for everything from keeping lawmakers in line and intimidating Mr. Cuomoís political rivals to making sure chairs and thermostats were in order for the governorís public appearances.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:38 PM

1. GOP will claim this makes Cuomo responsible while in same breathe saying Trump is innocent of


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