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Percoco & Friends Depart

Joe Percoco Arraignment 12-1-16The “friends” scattered, leaving separately through different court house doors, united only in their silent response to press questions.

Joe Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and seven co-defendants were arraigned today on federal corruption charges.  According to prosecutors, some of alleged corrupt actions committed by Percoco were for “friends” of the governor and his political operation.

Percoco Departs Arraignment 12-1-16

The eight defendants were arrested and charged in September on a criminal complaint prepared by the U.S. Attorney’s office.   Today’s arraignment followed the recent issuance of an indictment by a federal grand jury, which replaced the criminal complaint.  All eight defendants were reported to have entered not guilty pleas today.

Joe Percoco Arraignment 12-1-16

Photo Gallery:

Our post-arraignment photo gallery is here.