NEW YORK – Jury selection is underway in the corruption trial for a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Joseph Percoco pleaded “not guilty” to federal bid-rigging and bribery charges.
For decades, Percoco was a trusted aid to the Governor.
This week, he faces a trial in New York City on federal charges that he used his relationships to collect $300,000 in bribe money.
An 80-page criminal complaint says Percoco’s alleged dealings took place at the highest tiers of Cuomo’s office and campaign.
The trial is the first of six corruption-related cases in the coming six months.