Dominic CarterMar 12, 2018, 8:06 pm

Jurors keep trying to reach verdict in ex-Cuomo aide trial

Joseph Percoco, Ex-Cuomo Aide Trial, Corruption Trial,

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NEW YORK — Jurors at the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have finished another day of deliberations after a second deadlock.

The jurors wrote in a note Monday that they'd struck out after considering "the facts and the evidence with open minds." They had also said last Tuesday that they were divided with no hope of a consensus in the six-week trial of Joseph Percoco and three businessmen.

After instructions from the judge, they worked into the afternoon. They're due back Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Percoco accepted over $300,000 in bribes, most of it in the form of a job for his wife. The government also alleged he accepted $35,000 in cash.

Defense attorneys said there were no bribes.

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