New York governor met with feds on ex-aide's corruption case

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Posted: Dec 08, 2016 6:54 PM
New York governor met with feds on ex-aide's corruption case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) says he has met with federal authorities about a corruption case against a former top aide.

Cuomo said Thursday the meeting took place following the September announcement of criminal charges against longtime adviser Joe Percoco and several other men, including a former State University of New York Polytechnic Institute president.

Cuomo says he was not under oath during the meeting. He says he doesn't know if he'll be called as a witness during Percoco's trial.

Percoco and the others have pleaded not guilty. The case alleges bid-rigging and bribery related to state economic development projects.

The Democratic governor hasn't been accused of wrongdoing and says he knew nothing of the actions alleged by prosecutors. His office says the meeting with federal officials was voluntary.