A convicted former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to stay out of prison while he appeals his case.
Joseph Percoco — once Cuomo’s right-hand-man — was convicted on corruption charges in March for a corruption scheme in which he accepted over $300,000 in bribes from two energy companies who sought to gain influence from the Cuomo administration.
Percoco, 49, was sentenced to six years in prison last month and is set to self-surrender to authorities on Dec. 28.
But his lawyers are asking that he stay free while he appeals his case because he has complied with bail conditions so far, “And his appeal raises substantial questions of law [a] fact likely to result in reversal or an order for a new trial,” court papers say.
The Manhattan US attorney’s office declined to comment.