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NY Gov. Cuomo Met With Feds About Ex-Aides Corruption Case

 Alain Kaloyeros and Governor Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he met with federal authorities about a corruption case against a former top aide.

Cuomo told reporters Thursday that the voluntary meeting took place following the September announcement of criminal charges against longtime adviser Joe Percoco and the other men.

Cuomo, a Democrat, has not been accused of wrongdoing, and says he was not under oath during the meeting. He said he doesn't know if he will be called as a witness during Percoco's trial.

Percoco, former SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros and the other men have all pleaded not guilty. The case involves alleged bid-rigging and bribery related to state economic development projects.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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