United States: Ex-Cuomo aide, others indicted in New York bribery case

Author(s): Jonathan Stempel | Date: November 22, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.reuters.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/Rb9jYJ | Type: Text

A former top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is among eight men who have been indicted in a bribery and fraud case tied to efforts to spur the upstate economy, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Joseph Percoco, a former executive deputy secretary to Cuomo, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts each of bribery solicitation, extortion and conspiracy, mirroring charges announced on Sept. 22.
The 14-count indictment also includes new wire fraud charges against several defendants including Alain Kaloyeros, formerly president of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.
Kaloyeros still faces a separate conspiracy charge. Cuomo has not been accused of wrongdoing.
Prosecutors said the public corruption case arose from two separate, overlapping schemes in the awarding of hundreds of millions of dollars of contracts.

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