Ex-Cuomo aide convicted on federal bribery charges

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Joseph Percoco arrives at Federal Court, in New York. Jurors in the bribery trial of Percoco, a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, may begin deliberations as early as next week. The government rested its case Thursday, Feb. 22, in federal court in Manhattan against Joseph Percoco and three businessmen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(WHAM) - The jury in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has convicted him on multiple counts.

Joseph Percoco was convicted on two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes.

Jurors informed the court twice that they were deadlocked in the case against Percoco and three businessmen accused of bribing him.

U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni told the jury to keep deliberating.

Prosecutors say Percoco accepted over $300,000 in bribes from three businessmen who needed the state's help.

Defense lawyers say no bribes exchanged hands.

13WHAM News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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