Jury Deadlocks Again For Former Cuomo Aide



UPDATE:  11:25 a.m.

(New York, NY)  --  The jury in  the corruption trial of a former top aide to New York Governor Andrew  Cuomo is deadlocked again.  

A judge ordered the panel last week to keep  trying to reach a verdict after declaring they were deadlocked about  whether Joe Percoco accepted bribes from companies looking to do  business in New York.  Today lawyers and the judge are exploring the  option for a partial verdict, while the defense is pushing for a  mistrial.  Percoco was a confidant and close friend of Cuomo's for over  two decades, but the governor has not been accused of any wrongdoing.


Original Story:

(New York, NY) -- Deliberations in the federal corruption trial of a former top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are stretching into another week.

The jury announced last week that it was deadlocked about whether Joe Percoco accepted bribes from companies looking to do business in New York State. However, the judge ordered jurors to keep trying to reach a verdict. Percoco was a confidant and close friend of Cuomo's for over two decades, but the governor has not been accused of any wrongdoing. 


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