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Test Of Percoco Verdict Will Shape Corruption Law

Law360 (March 16, 2018, 9:03 PM EDT) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former aide Joseph Percoco took a blow recently in one of the first trials to produce a bribery conviction post-McDonnell, but its impact on public corruption cases will depend on whether such jury verdicts can pass muster before more discerning appeals courts.

Percoco, whom prosecutors had accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for official favors to an energy company and a real estate developer, was convicted Tuesday on one of two bribery counts he faced and on two honest services fraud counts. Percoco’s attorney Barry Bohrer of Schulte Roth &...

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