From EB: It’s corruption trial season in New York–top govt aides Peroco, Silver and Kaloyeros for contract steering and bid rigging

MaryGSykes.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/nyregion/new-york-today-manhattan-federal-court.html

New York Today: It’s Corruption Trial Season in NY

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Alain E. Kaloyeros leaving federal court in 2016.CreditChristian Hansen for The New York Times

Good morning on this toasty Monday.

The weather’s heating up, and so are our courts.

Two major corruption trials are set to begin this week in New York, both featuring defendants who have worked closely with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

“It’s been the season for public corruption trials in the Manhattan federal court,” said the New York Times reporter Benjamin Weiser. He noted that these will be the third and fourth major corruption trials in just six months in the same court.

In March, one of the governor’s former top aides, Joseph Percoco, was found guilty in a corruption trial. And in a widely watched retrial in May, Sheldon Silver, the former State Assembly speaker, was…

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