NEW YORK (AP) — A former top adviser for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH’-moh) and seven other people have pleaded not guilty in their federal corruption case.
Joseph Percoco and his co-defendants appeared Thursday in federal court. A November indictment alleges bid-rigging and bribery.
Percoco is from South Salem and was Cuomo’s executive deputy secretary and one of his most loyal advisers.
The Democratic governor is not accused of wrongdoing.
Most Read Stories
- Give to panhandlers or don’t? Some towns try cracking down
- Ex-Seahawk Marshawn Lynch watches Raiders game from the stands, rides BART train after being ejected
- Seattle startup co-founder Matt Bencke was ‘a force of nature’ | Obituary
- A chilly La Niña winter likely in Pacific Northwest, but don’t fret about drenching of last year
- Check out this new drone footage of the Bertha-dug Highway 99 tunnel WATCH
The government says evidence including about 2 million pages of documents will be ready for defense review in 45 days.
Percoco’s attorney says it’s unclear how long it will take to prepare for trial.