Corrupt Associate. Cuomo confidante Steve Pigeon was sentenced to one year in jail and 5,000 fine for bribing a State Supreme Court Judge. Pigeon, the former Erie County Democratic Party chairman, pled guilty to bribing Judge John Michalek. The disgraced jurist also did a year in prison for the misdeed. This is part of the ongoing corruption among Democratic officials. Cuomo relied on Pigeon as his point man in Western New York. It harkens to the malfeasance surrounding the former Governor’s Buffalo Billion case. Dem pols play free and easy with the public trust. It will only end when 2 party rule is restored to New York. Corrupt Associate. The trail leads uncomfortably close to Cuomo and his people !!