Purest brass

You seldom see balls at this level of metallurgy, even in New York:

Gov. Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco wants to keep close to $100,000 of $321,000 he pocketed in bribes.

In a court filing Monday, Percoco’s lawyers asked a Manhattan federal judge to go easy on the governor’s former right-hand man when he is sentenced Thursday by ordering him to forfeit just $225,000 of the roughly $321,000 he earned through two bribe schemes.

The lawyers claim Percoco, who was convicted in March, deserves to keep roughly $95,000 of his ill-gotten gains because some of the money was the result of a $7,500 per month “low-show” job he got his wife Lisa. And the job, for energy company CPV, resulted in some actual work, they said.

Percoco faces as much as 20 years in the pen, so the state’s expected order is apparently an Officer Obie attempt to make sure Percoco has no money to spend in the cell.

(Via @JimDelRey.)


  1. McGehee »

    19 September 2018 · 6:21 pm

    Well, it appears the real Officer Obie was no fool aftet all:

    Obanhein nevertheless played himself in the 1969 movie of the same name, telling Newsweek magazine (September 29, 1969, where his photo appears) that making himself look like a fool was preferable to having somebody else make him look like a fool.

  2. Roger Green »

    19 September 2018 · 8:58 pm

    Percoco is a real piece of work. The fact that the stain, and other ethics debacles, won’t prevent Cuomo’s re-election is sad.

  3. CGHill »

    19 September 2018 · 9:09 pm

    New York deserves better. (Then again, so does Oklahoma, and we’re not getting it either.)

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