A former aide to New York’s Democrat governor Andrew Cuomo has just been sentenced to six years in prison on corruption charges. Do you think the governor’s brother will do any reporting about this on CNN?
FOX News reports:
Former Cuomo aide gets 6 years in jail for corruption
A former aide so close to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that he considered him like a brother was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for fraud and accepting bribes. The judge said she hopes the punishment “will be heard in Albany.”
U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni tried to put the sentencing of Joseph Percoco in perspective, noting other recent high-profile convictions of state leaders.
She said those seeking the modest salaries of government jobs should not seek to supplement their incomes by accepting bribes.
“If you do so, this court will show you no mercy,” she said.
Percoco, 49, was convicted in March of accepting more than $300,000 from companies that wanted to gain influence with the Cuomo administration.
The conviction was an election-year embarrassment for Cuomo. His opponents say it proves the two-term Democrat hasn’t done enough to address chronic corruption in state government, even within his own administration.
Cuomo is probably going to sail to reelection this fall, despite this news. We hope the people of New York are taking this into consideration.