Former Aides to Gov. Cuomo Arrested on Corruption Charges*

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Former Aides to Gov. Cuomo Arrested on Corruption Charges*

By Andrew Emett

Besides charging two former Cuomo aides with multiple counts of bribery, extortion, and fraud, federal prosecutors also announced public corruption charges against state official, Alain Kaloyeros, president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute.

The Justice Department announced public corruption charges on Thursdayagainst nine people, including two former top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a senior state official, and six others allegedly involved in bribery and state contracts. After pleading guilty to eight counts including extortion, conspiracy, and wire fraud, one of Gov. Cuomo’s former aides is currently cooperating with investigators and will be expected to testify against his co-conspirators.

Before working as an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Todd Howe also worked with his father, Gov. Mario Cuomo, while serving as the secretary of the federal Department of Housing and Urban…

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