BREAKING NEWS: Percoco Sentenced to 6 Years In Prison

posted by Dave Smith - 

Manhatten, N.Y. - A former aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Joseph Percoco has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes. 

Earlier this year, a jury convicted Percoco on felony charges of taking more than 300-thousand dollars in exchange for state government favors. 

He was found guilty of using his power to help Cor Development skirt labor union rules in the development of Syracuse's Inner Harbor. 

Percoco stated "I would just like to express how sorry I am for my action. ... I live the with the consequences every single day of my life."

Judge Valerie Caproni is allowing Percoco to spend holidays with his family, ordering him to surrender to start his 6-year prison term on Dec. 28 

Percoco was the campaign manager for Governor Cuomo in both 2010 and 2014. He was also his Executive Secretary for a time. Governor Andrew Cuomo said of Percoco during Mario Cuomo's Funeral that Percoco was his Father's favorite son.

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