WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom covers pending federal charges for Gov. Cuomo’s former top aide
September 22, 2016
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Joe Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Cuomo, and eight others were charged today in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving the Buffalo Billion. The Wall Street Journal, quoting people familiar with the matter, reports that federal prosecutors are examining whether Percoco took “steps that resulted in favorable official state action” for companies while they were paying him. Wall Street Journal reporter Erica Orden joined WCNY’s Susan Arbetter at the top of The Capitol Pressroom with the latest. Plus, Investigative Post’s Jim Heaney discussed other troubling news around the Buffalo Billion’s procurement procedures; NY Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett explained AG Schneiderman’s complaint against SUNY Poly’s President Alain Kaloyeros and Albany developers.