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Graft Trial Judge Mulls Description Of Cooperator's Arrest

Law360, New York (February 12, 2018, 4:26 PM EST) -- The judge overseeing the federal bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo considered Monday what to tell the jury about the arrest of a key cooperating witness and indicated a reluctance to go along with a prosecution request that she describe the incident as a bail violation.

Manhattan U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni said she was “not inclined” to characterize the arrest of 57-year-old lobbyist Todd Howe as a generic bail violation when jurors return Tuesday.

Howe's testimony is...
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