This morning the Times-Union reports that Percoco's employment status not what Cuomo says it was:
Though Cuomo repeatedly said Percoco was a “consultant” to his 2014 re-election campaign, state Board of Elections records list the 17 payments made to Percoco between April and December by the governors campaign committee as “WAGES.” They were paid every two weeks, and rarely varied from a regular sum of $5,240.83.
Perhaps this was another typo, kinda the way the Cuomo people claimed they made a "typo"during the Buffalo Billion bidding process:
Not content with just building a factory for Solar City, the Cuomo administration appears to have rigged the bid by putting in the RFP (request for proposals) a stipulation that only a company with 50 years in business could bid. Well..... interestingly there is only one company in Buffalo that fit that bill, L.P. Ciminelli. Even more interesting is that Ciminelli is one of Cuomo's top 100 donors. Wow! What a coincidence!
When the information came out about the 50 year requirement the excuse was that it "was a typographical error" and it had been corrected and it should have said 15 years. But, Ciminelli was still awarded the contract.
Take a look at your keyboard. How does someone mistakenly type
50 instead of 15? I believe that excuse like I believe Cuomo supports education or your 2nd amendment rights.
Here's the deal, folks: The more they dig into Cuomo and Percoco, the more they're finding that these two guys did not play y the rules, that they thought the rules did not pertain to them and they could do as they pleased when it came to the law.
Cuomo may yet avoid criminal prosecution by wile or guile, but Percoco is looking to be more and more on the hook for some crookery.
More on Percoco later.