Joseph Percoco

Letter Asks DEC To Revoke Or Suspend CPV Permit

Apr 9, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Three elected officials and environmental group Riverkeeper have asked the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation to suspend or revoke an essential permit for a power plant nearing its final stages before operation. The call comes following the March conviction of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joseph Percoco on bribery charges that involved state business with two companies, including the power plant.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday spoke publicly for the first time since his former closest aide was convicted of running two bribery schemes while working for the Democrat and managing Cuomo’s reelection campaign.

Calls Mount For NYS To Revoke CPV's Permits

Mar 14, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Tuesday’s conviction of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joseph Percoco on bribery charges involved state business with two companies. One is a power plant in Orange County that is nearing completion. WAMC’s Allison Dunne reports some lawmakers are calling on the state to revoke the plant’s permits.

Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Guilty Of Corruption

Mar 13, 2018
Thurgood Marshall Federal Court House in lower Manhattan
Karen DeWitt

A federal jury found New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco guilty on three counts of bribery and conspiracy to commit honest service fraud, in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday.

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The jury in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has deliberated a fifth day without signs of discord revealed earlier in the week.

Thurgood Marshall Federal Court House in lower Manhattan
Karen DeWitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former closest aide, Joe Percoco, is waiting to find out whether he’ll be convicted of bribery and other charges as a jury continues to deliberate in federal court. Government reform groups say regardless of the verdict, the trial highlighted some questionable, but legal practices in New York that they say taint the governor’s reputation and need to be fixed.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Karen DeWitt

The bribery trial of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide, Joe Percoco, begins its third week in federal court Monday. Cuomo has not commented on the proceedings, and has instead been busy focusing on other topics.

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For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother.

This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to collect a fortune in bribes from two companies doing business with the state.