Test Of Percoco Verdict Will Shape Corruption Law

Friday, March 16, 2018

Megan Scheib, a member of Cozen O'Connor's White Collar Defense & Investigations Group, discussed with Law360 the trial of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's former aide, Joseph Percoco. Percoco, whom prosecutors had accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for official favors to an energy company and a real estate developer, was convicted on one of two bribery counts he faced and on two honest services fraud counts. Defense attorneys say appeals courts may apply McDonnell more rigorously than juries, making reversals likely. “Juries don’t like hearing Supreme Court jurisprudence,” said Megan. “But the circuit courts of appeal are going to apply that law, and they’re going to kick it back.”

To read more of this article, click here.

Related Practice Areas

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Cozen O'Connor

Enter your City or Zip.

Probably shouldn't change this:
Sign up to receive alerts, publications, and event / webinar invites.

By submitting your contact information, you are giving Cozen O'Connor consent to contact you via email.