Statement from NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox on Start of the Cuomo ‘Buffalo Billion’ Corruption Trial

Statement from NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox on Start of the Cuomo ‘Buffalo Billion’ Corruption Trial

“This trial will undoubtedly further lift the veil on the corrupt actions of Governor Cuomo and his associates who have made government for sale in exchange for political fortune and power. However, the ample evidence that came out of the first trial that convicted his closest aide and confidant, Joe Percoco, also revealed violations of Penal and Public Officers Laws by the Governor himself, and should have already resulted in an indictment.”
Cox continued, “Cuomo has corrupted JCOPE and bullied the Manhattan DA to avoid charges against him for knowingly allowing state resources to be utilized for personal and political gain. He must be held accountable for these crimes or Cuomo and Percoco by their example will have further corrupted New York government by enabling New York elected officials to use their public offices for personal and political purposes”.