NEW YORK – Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo whom he described as “my father’s third son”—was found guilty on three of six felony counts in a corruption trial that lasted eight weeks.
Percoco, 48, who served as Cuomo’s former campaign manager and deputy executive secretary, was facing six counts, but the jury found him guilty of only three: conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and solicitation of bribes and gratuities.
When asked if he was disappointed by the verdict, Percoco responded in the affirmative and noted that he will look into appealing it.
His sentencing will take place on June 11. He is facing 50 years in prison.