FUAC Confidant Convicted

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  1. Steal2B

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    Joseph Percoco, a former top aide and confidant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was convicted Tuesday of three felony charges in connection with accepting more than $300,000 in payments from companies with business before the state, according to reports.

    https://www.lohud.com/story/news/po...ercoco-verdict-reached-trial-cuomo/420236002/

    “Joe Percoco, Andrew’s closest aide, an aide he once referred to as his brother, and also referred to as Mario Cuomo’s third son"
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
  2. ProgSpear

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    Much as I applaud the verdict, I can't help but believe Percoco was used as a firewall for Der Fuhrer.
     
  3. GOYABEAN

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  4. 96coal449

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    Cumos still wettin his pants. Pansy ass little bitch. I doubt he'll leave NYC area or the capital for some time.
     
  5. Podmonkey

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    Maybe after he gets raped a few times he'll spill his guts?
     
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  6. Phazer

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    So...his conviction will be overturned when?
     
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  7. Calculon

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    Like Silver it'll get overturned. These guys take the heat in exchange for exoneration (among other things) at a later date.

    Dammit @Phazer - beat me to the punch.
     
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  8. Robin

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    I am truly shocked, not that the corrupt scum bag did all those things, but that they convicted him. I thought for sure they would find someone on that jury that could be 'got'. Ah well, I'm sure he will be free on appeal and like Silver and Skelos bide his time well into his golden years laughing his ass off at us fools that spend a lifetime trying to obey the law, even the unconstitutional ones. Efemall, especially FUAC!
    Robin the Cynic
     
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  9. togmaster

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    He took the fall. And will be rewarded nicely for it. You have to cut the head off to kill a snake.
     
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  10. 96coal449

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    Hopefully like POD said .....he'll pay for it in prison. Trumps after the global economists .... there's a lot of swamp to drain.
     
  11. Celt

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    Como will pardon him before he loses his next election.
     
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  12. kev74

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    They got him on federal charges. Monkeyface won't be pardoning anyone in this mess.
     
  13. 96coal449

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    Good point! wasn't even thinking of that!
     
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  14. Celt

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    That's awesome. Too bad this frequent fold and throw a monkey face under the bus.
     
  15. 96coal449

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    That's what servants do .... "now bow before King Andrew" ...... Joe.
     
  16. BuffNiag

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  17. Phauxtoe

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    careful he might end up like Fredo!
     
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  18. Doc8404

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    Loses? LOL. Come on bro. He is there until he dies.
     
  19. Doc8404

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    Cuomo said there is "no higher calling than public service and integrity is paramount."
     
  20. BuffNiag

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    He should have spent more time telling that to his direct reports instead of issuing a BS press release.
     
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  21. Steal2B

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  22. Deplorable Me

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  23. SmallGameAddict

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    Appeals, appeals, and more appeals. Why would you take bribes, and then turn around and give it to your attorneys?
     
  24. Arjuna

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    A federal jury found Percoco guilty of conspiracy to commit honest-services fraud and soliciting $315,000 in bribes plus a low-show job for his wife from two companies doing state business. He faces up to 50 years behind bars.

    For all the colorful testimony about “ziti” (Percoco’s TV-inspired term for the payoffs he got in exchange for official favors), this trial shone yet another troubling spotlight on Albany’s relentless pay-to-play culture.

    And though Cuomo wasn’t charged with any wrongdoing, the trial did nothing to allay lingering suspicions that the governor condoned and even encouraged that shameful status quo.

    Percoco, after all, was more than Cuomo’s closest confidante: The man he himself described as his father’s “third son” ran two of Cuomo’s campaigns and was known as his bare-knuckled chief political enforcer.

    He enjoyed vast power, in other words — and, as prosecutor David Zhou said, he “sold out his influence” to the highest bidders.

    Testimony also showed that Percoco continued to work out of Cuomo’s offices, both in Manhattan and Albany, long after he’d left the state payroll — and at times when the governor was present.

    Percoco may have been the prosecutors’ immediate target, but the fallout from reams of lurid testimony involving dubious campaign fund-raising practices and ethical evasions can’t help but land on Cuomo.

    And he faces more bad news: June will see the trial of Alain Kaloyeros, former president of SUNY Polytechnic, who’s charged in a bid-rigging scheme involving Cuomo’s pet Buffalo Billions project.

    For years, Cuomo vowed to clean up corruption. Yet on his watch, New York has seen countless pols caught with dirty hands. And his promises proved truly hollow when he shuttered the Moreland Commission, which was probing corruption.

    Just as Bridgegate ended Chris Christie’s presidential hopes, Cuomo may find that Joe Percoco just did the same to his.


    https://nypost.com/2018/03/13/guilty-verdict-for-percoco-leaves-cuomo-looking-terrible/
     
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  25. Arjuna

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