Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments. The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in 2 Cuomo era corruption cases. Lawyers for former associates Joseph Percoco and Louis Ciminelli are appealing their fraud convictions. They are out on bail pending resolution of their cases. The justices appeared sympathetic to their presentations. They are claiming victimization by former crusading US Attorney Preet Bhrarara. They claim he used an overly broad interpretation of the fraud statutes. The tangled legal morass resulted when Percoco appeared to take a bribe and Ciminelli improperly sought a public project bid. Both cases cast unfavorable light on the former Governor. Oral Arguments. Public officials are judged by the actions of their cronies and underlings !!