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No verdict in Day 6 of deliberations in ex-Cuomo aide trial

Deliberations apparently hit a rough patch.

Posted: Mar. 10, 2018 8:53 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have gone home for the weekend after a sometimes rocky week of deliberations.

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The jury in Joseph Percoco's trial reviewed some portions of testimony Friday, their sixth day deliberating. They're due to continue Monday.

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.

Deliberations apparently hit a rough patch Tuesday, when the jury said it was deadlocked and three members tried to quit.

The panel was told to keep working and did, after a day off Wednesday because of a winter storm.

Percoco was a longtime confidante of the Democratic governor, who isn't accused of wrongdoing.

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