Supreme Court throws out corruption conviction of ex-Cuomo aide
The Supreme Court has thrown out the corruption conviction of an ex-aide to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Joseph Percoco was convicted of taking a bribe from a real estate developer.
The court in a 9-0 vote threw out Percoco’s conviction for accepting the $35,000 payment when managing Cuomo’s reelection campaign in 2014.
The court ruled Percoco’s conduct was not covered by the federal law that requires that honest services be provided to the public.
He was not working for the government at the time, so he had no duty to provide honest services.