Judge tells jurors to keep trying at Percoco trial

 NEW YORK (AP) –– The jury foreman at the bribery trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the jurors can only agree that they disagree.
   The message was delivered Tuesday in a series of notes at the trial of Joseph Percoco and three businessmen. The judge instructed the jurors to try again.
   Several panelists also were trying to be relieved from jury duty. That issue was not immediately addressed.
   The trial is in its sixth week.
   Prosecutors say Percoco accepted over $300,000 in bribes from the businessmen who needed help from the state. Percoco and the businessmen have maintained their innocence.
   Cuomo, a Democrat, has not been accused of wrongdoing.
   The jurors had seemed relatively quiet before their fourth day of deliberations began Tuesday.

WIVB.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s