Percoco Out of Jail. Joseph Percoco, former top confidante to Cuomo, has been released from federal prison. He is now in a half way house. Percoco was convicted of influence peddling. He got caught up in the Buffalo Billion scandal. Once characterized as a “brother” to Andrew Cuomo, he was also close to family patriarch Mario. His conviction was an early portent of the corruption that reached the highest levels of the administration. Percoco Out of Jail. The taint of wrongdoing led to the State House Door !!