Cuomo's Former Right-Hand Man Gets 6 Years For Bribery

By Pete Brush (September 20, 2018, 4:18 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge hit Joe Percoco, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's former top aide, with a six-year prison term Thursday for taking bribes in exchange for helping allies in the energy and real estate sectors with state projects, telling the defendant his actions were "corrosive" to the workings of government.

Joe Percoco, right, leaves Manhattan federal court on Thursday afternoon. (Pete Brush | Law360) Percoco, 49, looked straight ahead and had little reaction as the sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni. His is the first of eight sentences she will deliver in the wake of...

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