Percoco Conviction Upheld. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals failed to set aside the jail sentence of Joseph Percoco. He was a longtime confidante of Andrew Cuomo. Percoco was charged in a bribery scandal. He accepted 300,000 Dollars in bribes on the ill-fated Buffalo Billion project. He is serving a 6 year prison sentence. The Court also affirmed the conviction of Syracuse developer Steven Aiello who conspired with Percoco. The lurid case is evidence of the corruption that marked Cuomo’s administration. Percoco was one of the ex Governor’s closest friends and cronies. He served as head of the campaign committee. Percoco Conviction Upheld. His fall was part of the trail of devastation and destruction that Cuomo left in his wake !!