Percoco found guilty on some counts

Percoco found guilty on some counts

Percoco found guilty on some counts

Joseph Percoco, a former top aide and longtime confidant to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.), has been found guilty of three counts in his federal corruption trial. Aiello was found guilty on Tuesday of one count of conspiracy, while Gerardi was acquitted of all charges, Dawn Dearden, a spokeswoman for the prosecutors, said.

Percoco was found guilty of "selling something priceless that was not to his sell - the sacred obligation to honestly and faithfully serve the citizens of NY", said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. In return, Howe said, Percoco pressured the executives to help his wife land a low-show job with the power company or to funnel thousands of dollars a month in covert payments.

Percoco was found not guilty of three other counts against him, conspiracy commit extortion, extortion and a bribery count.

The jury also convicted one of the businessmen charged with paying the bribes, Steven Aiello, an executive at a Syracuse area development company, Cor Development.

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The governor had once described Percoco as his father's "third son".

The jury remained deadlocked on charges against a fourth defendant, former power plant executive Peter Galbraith "Braith" Kelly Jr.

Cuomo's political opponents seized on the verdict.

There was testimony about administration officials using private email addresses to conduct state business in secret, and about how Percoco continued to work out of a state office even after he was supposed to have left government to lead Cuomo's 2014 re-election campaign.

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"The suggestion that he knew nothing about it when everybody, everybody understands that he is a micromanager of the first degree", said DeFrancisco.

And the head of the state's Republican Party, Ed Cox, renewed calls for probes by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and state ethics commission on whether Cuomo himself was involved any wrong doing. But he says he respects the jury's decision, and agrees that there is "no tolerance for any violation of the public trust". The people of NY deserve better.

The trial was the latest in a long line of corruption allegations to emerge from Albany in recent years. At one point, the key prosecution witness, a long-time lobbyist and supposed bribe-intermediary named Todd Howe, was arrested for credit card fraud, almost blowing up the whole case against Percoco.

Percoco, his face flushed and his demeanor dour, was found guilty by a deeply-divided jury that sent out surprising word of its verdict at 11:42 a.m. after twice announcing they were at an impasse. The trial of Mr. Kaloyeros, the former president of the State University's Polytechnic Institute, involves bid-rigging in Mr. Cuomo's signature upstate economic development plan, the so-called Buffalo Billion. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

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