Gov. Andrew Cuomo known as Tuesday’s corruption conviction of former best aide and good friend Joseph Percoco “for my part painful” — and said reforms had been had to freshen up state executive.
“The jury has reached a verdict and that i appreciate that decision. At The Same Time As I’m sad for Joe Percoco’s young daughters who will have to deal with this pain, I echo the message of the decision — there may be no tolerance for any violation of the general public consider,” Cuomo stated.
Ex-Cuomo aide convicted on corruption fees
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former best aide Joseph Percoco was once convicted… “There is not any upper calling than public carrier and integrity is paramount – concepts that have guided my work during the closing 40 years.”
“the decision confirmed that those beliefs were violated by way of somebody I knew for a protracted time. that may be in my view painful; alternatively, we must be told from what took place and placed additional safeguards in place to protected the general public consider. Anything Else less is unacceptable,” he added.
Percoco, an established confidant who ran Cuomo’s 2014 re-election campaign, was convicted Tuesday on three of six prison counts in a couple of schemes that netted him more than $THREE HUNDRED,000 in bribes in trade for respectable favors.
In 2015, Cuomo noted Percoco as “my father’s third son, who occasionally i think he liked the most,” whilst eulogizing his overdue dad, former Gov. Mario Cuomo.
Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, is seeking a 3rd term in November, and is widely regarded as a potential presidential contender in 2020.