Former top Gov. Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco was convicted Tuesday on three corruption charges including bribery - but cleared of extortion and two other raps.
U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni, presiding on the case from Manhattan, had urged the jury to continue their deliberation after they informed the judge several times that they were deadlocked.
The jury had difficulty coming to an agreement on all ten charges against Percoco, perhaps the highest profile defendant in the federal indictments of New York State officials and contractors doing business with the state.
COR Development executive Steve Aiello was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit services fraud. A second executive with the company, Joseph Gerardi, was acquitted on all counts.
Percoco, 48, Cuomo's longtime confidante and the chairman of his 2014 re-election campaign, had pleaded not guilty.
Defense lawyers said the payments were legitimate fees for consulting work performed when Percoco was out of state government.
Shia LaBeouf blames Georgia arrest on 'white privilege'
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BidaskClub Upgrades Paylocity (PCTY) to "Buy"
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White House aide John McEntee fired, under investigation
The cause of the firing was an unspecified security issue, said a third White House official with knowledge of the situation. John McEntee, a personal assistant to President Donald Trump , was sacked and escorted from the White House on Monday.
Cuomo was not accused of wrongdoing, but the trial highlighted Albany as a place where deep-pocketed special interests use campaign donations to gain influence and flout rules meant to regulate lobbying.
On Tuesday, Cuomo addressed a Planned Parenthood rally near the state capitol in Albany but left without taking questions from reporters. The term was used in the HBO mob drama "The Sopranos".
Prosecutors said Aiello and Gerardi hoped a $35,000 bribe to Percoco would secure the governor's help to re-develop a state-owned tract of land in Syracuse known as the Inner Harbor.
The jury which had deliberated for over a week, deadlocked on whether the power plant company official, Competitive Power Venture's Peter Galbraith Kelly, committed any crimes.
During his years of service for Cuomo - including work at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Renewal during the Clinton administration, at the state Attorney General's office and finally in the Executive Chamber - Percoco was the governor's backstage fixer, whether the task at hand was a late-night call to a recalcitrant lawmaker or arranging the dignitaries sitting behind the governor at a bill signing.
Aiello and Girardi had been charged with playing Percoco $35,000 funneled through Todd Howe, the disgraced consultant who served as the prosecution's star witness.
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Portrait of Belgian-born actress Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) and French fashion designer Hubert De Givenchy , mid 1980s. When Hubert met Audrey Hepburn in 1957, both of their careers would be set in motion on the big screen and on the runway.
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An official with the bus charter company, First Class Tours of Houston , said the company was working on a statement. Rescuers used every piece of equipment on every truck to reach them, Mack said: "This is what we call an all-out".
The city recreation department and commission are gearing up for the annual Christy Haberstroh Easter Egg Hunt, set for 2 p.m. The Warrensburg Parks and Recreation kicks off Easter weekend with three "EGG " cellent egg themed events.
An exiled Russian who was friends with an oligarch that fell out with Vladimir Putin has been found dead in Britain . A tribute to Glushkov was posted on Facebook by his friend, the newspaper editor Damian Kudryavtsev.
It is negative, as 33 investors sold INTU shares while 249 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. It improved, as 51 investors sold LRCX shares while 238 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 207 raised stakes.
Perpetual Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Amazon .com during the 2nd quarter valued at $25,356,000. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Thill maintains a Buy rating on Amazon and raises its target from $1,750 to $1,850, a 16% upside to yesterday's close.
Parliament proceedings washed out for 7th day in a row
However, the members in the Well, including those from TDP and AIADMK, continued to raise slogans and displaying placards. But Naidu said a discussion can be allowed under rule 176, which was not acceptable to the protestors.
Hundreds of women in Microsoft complain of sexual harassment
Along with the number of complaints filed, human resource practices were released publicly in a legal filling submitted on Monday. This figure was outlined by plaintiffs who were denied pay raises and promotions in the world's largest software company.
American Idol premiere on ABC is least-watched in history
The heartfelt performance of the iconic tune had an immediate effect on Perry , who had to fight back tears as Francisco sang. Now living in Orlando, Sardor informs us that he has "a big range" and can sing "the male part and the female part" of songs.
Charles Manson's grandson wins fight to claim his body
Brunner later disclosed that he was legally adopted by his grandparents, the court ruling states, which disqualifies his claim. Freeman joked that he wanted to place his late grandfather's ashes inside the doll and take him fishing in Manatee County.
Closing Time Looms for All Toys R Us Stores
Both Hasbro and Mattel saw a decline in sales past year , and now the toy companies are losing one of their biggest retailers. Toys R Us is preparing for liquidation and may shutter all of its roughly 800 USA stores, according to multiple media reports.
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Buckingham Capital Management Inc acquired 77,868 shares as Ross Stores Inc (ROST)'s stock declined 9.26%. (NASDAQ: ROST ). It fall, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes.