The US Supreme Court has agreed to consider a corruption case against former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s aide and close friend Joe Percoco.
Percoco was convicted of corruption in 2018 and sentenced to prison. Since then he has been released.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the conviction twice, despite an objection from a Percoco lawyer who claimed that he was a civilian at the time and could not be convicted of public corruption. Percoco was working for Cuomo’s reelection campaign at the time, but not for the government.
The Supreme Court withdrew at least some of the recent public corruption cases, including a scandal known as the “Bridge Gate,” a plan to block traffic to George Washington Bridge in New Jersey in 2013.
SCOTUS Considering Corruption Cases Against Former Cuomo Aide
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