Gov. Cuomo meets with prosecutors on corruption investigation

ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has met with Federal prosecutors about the corruption investigation into one of his former top aides and two executives with COR Development.

Prosecutors say COR President Steven Aiello and company attorney Joseph Gerardi Jr. gave former Cuomo aide Joe Percoco thousands of dollars in Bribes for economic development projects.

Eight people are now being prosecuted in connection with the alleged bid-rigging scheme.

The Governor says the meeting occurred after charges were announced, and he is not the target of the investigation.

Percoco was one of Cuomo’s closest aides.

The Governor acknowledged that he may be called as a witness.

“I could be. I don't envision it. No one has suggested that. I think the question would be more it's up to the nine defendants who they call in their defense,” he said.

Another former Cuomo aide turned lobbyist, Todd Howe, has already pleaded guilty and is cooperating with prosecutors.

The Governor has not been charged with any wrongdoing.


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