Star witness in bribery trial against former Cuomo aide avoids jail time

April 05, 2019 06:08 PM

The government's star witness in a bribery trial against a former top aide to Governor Cuomo has avoided jail time.

Todd Howe was sentenced to five years' probation Friday afternoon in Manhattan.

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He testified against his longtime friend, Joseph Percoco, in a corruption trial.

While on the stand last year, the lobbyist admitted he violated the terms of his plea deal by trying to get a hotel room taken off his credit card bill.


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