Fired Lobbyist's 'Spiderweb Of Lies' Snarls NY Graft Trial

Todd Howe, an ex-lobbyist testifying against a former top aide to New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and three businessmen accused of bribery, endured a brutal afternoon Thursday as jurors saw so many fresh examples of his misconduct that the pace of trial ground to a near-halt and generated a warning from the judge.

As the third week of trial before U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni wound to a close, it was Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP attorney Daniel M. Gitner's turn to cross-examine the...

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