Sick Day, Monday, In Percoco Corruption Trial


New York - No court today in the corruption trial of Governor Andrew Cuomo's most trusted confidante and a pair of developer's from Syracuse.

Today's testimony has been canceled because the defense lawyer, whose questioning last week led to the arrest of the prosecution’s star witness, is sick.

Todd Howe claims to have helped former Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco pocket more than $300,000 in bribes. As part of his cooperation agreement with prosecutors Howe was required to keep his nose clean and not commit any more crimes. He was arrested Thursday night after he admitted during his court testimony that he tried to scam his way out of a $600 stay at the swanky Waldorf-Astoria hotel while negotiating his deal.

Prosecutors are also trying to get the judge to agree to allow Howe to wear a suit instead of prison garb for the remainder of the trial proceedings.


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