New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may not own the dirty laundry but it seems to be hanging on his own wash line. It is about as close as you can get and not own it outright. This will sink his Presidential ship as soon as it launches.
Joseph Percoco is a longtime Cuomo pal who the governor once likened to a brother. It seem that he is charged with receiving more than $315,000 in “pay-to-play” bribes. Companies seeking millions of dollars worth of business with the state were glad to cough up the chump change to get head of the line privileges.
As Written and Reported By Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:
Things are about to get interesting in the Empire State. There’s a corruption trial kicking off this month which doesn’t directly involve Governor Andrew Cuomo as a defendant, but it comes just about as close as you could get to it. The charges in this case are against Joseph Percoco, a lifelong friend of Cuomo’s who he has previously referred to as being more like “a brother” to him. Percoco, who unfortunately fails to have one of those fun nicknames like Joey Bag o’ Donuts, is facing a laundry list of charges for pay to play schemes where he and potentially some other associates pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from people looking to get their hands on some hefty government grants. The details of the story are, particularly in one aspect, like something right out of a season of the Sopranos. (New York Post)
While his former top aide is the one facing a jury, Gov. Cuomo will be firmly on the hot seat as a blockbuster corruption trial gets underway Monday — one that experts say threatens to cripple a 2020 bid for the White House.
Joseph Percoco — a longtime Cuomo pal who the governor once likened to a brother — is charged with shaking down more than $315,000 in “pay-to-play” bribes from companies seeking millions of …..
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