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After economic development corruption scandals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli have finalized a plan to restore the comptroller's auditing powers over economic development contracts.

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A federal appeals court has ordered a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to report to prison next week.

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A former energy company executive has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after he admitted giving the spouse of one of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides a low-show job.

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New York City Police have balked at Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro's request to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke publicly for the first time since his former closest aide was convicted of running two bribery schemes while working for the governor and managing Cuomo’s re-election campaign.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former closest aide, Joe Percoco, is waiting to find out whether he will be convicted of bribery and other charges as a jury continues to deliberate in federal court. Government reform groups say regardless of the verdict, the trial highlighted some questionable but legal practices in New York that they say taint the governor’s reputation and need to be fixed.

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A lawyer for a longtime confidante and top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his client accepted no bribes - or "ziti,'' as prosecutors like to call it.

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Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo may begin deliberations as early as next week.

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Testimony at the trial of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide, Joe Percoco, has highlighted some practices inside the governor’s office that government reform groups say is at the very least questionable, and possibly even illegal.


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The government's key witness in its bribery case against a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he participated in bribery schemes with his longtime friend.

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The prosecution and defense offered two very different versions of events in the trial of Governor Cuomo‘s former top aide Joe Percoco and three business associates in Federal District Court in Manhattan Tuesday. Much of the prosecutors case will hinge on testimony of another former, associate Todd Howe who  pleaded guilty to several felonies and will be the government’s star witness.

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Jurors have been chosen in the public corruption trial of Governor Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco and told to report back at 9:15 am Tuesday morning for opening statements.

The new year dawns with political storm clouds bearing down on New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has spoken to federal prosecutors regarding the prosecution of his former top aide and eight others involved in an economic development scandal.


Buffalo Billion indictments issued

Nov 23, 2016
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A former top adviser for Governor Andrew Cuomo, three executives from LPCiminelli and three other people have been indicted in their federal corruption case.

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Indictments are due by Wednesday in an economic development corruption scandal involving Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide and other former associates. The governor has been active in recent days on other matters, including taking steps to counteract a rise in hate crimes after the election of Donald Trump as president.


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A former Cuomo administration official is among those named in a criminal complaint by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara that alleges kickback and bribery schemes carried out over several years. Many of those illegal acts, the complaint alleges, involve the governor’s much-touted upstate economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.

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The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York City has announced the arrests of nine people in what it calls the "show-me-the-money culture in Albany." The arrests include a former aide to Governor Cuomo and three executives with local developer LPCiminelli in the Buffalo Billion federal probe. 

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Opponents of a planned fracked gas power plant in the Hudson Valley say they are hoping the U.S. Attorney will investigate decisions made in the permitting process for the plan, now that it has been revealed that the wife of a former top aide to Cuomo took payments from the lead engineering firm in the project, and that her husband is the subject of a federal probe.