Statement on the Sentencing of Governor Cuomo’s Top Advisor Joe Percoco
September 20, 2018
“Today, Andrew Cuomo’s right-hand man, enforcer and ‘brother’ Joe Percoco is headed to a lengthy prison stay for a massive corruption scheme orchestrated inside the Governor’s office on one of his signature projects. New Yorkers do not yet have justice, though. The trial of Cuomo’s closest aides revealed a corrupt, power-hungry operation with Cuomo at the core. It also exposed other violations of state law by Cuomo and Percoco that are currently going unprosecuted.
“The only way to restore public trust is for Cuomo himself to be held accountable for his corrupt, pay-to-play government that has stolen billions from the pockets of hardworking New Yorkers. Cuomo appears to be above the law, but voters have the power to hold him accountable.”