NEW YORK (AP) — The government's prize witness at the bribery trial of a longtime top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has returned to the witness stand after being arrested last week.
Jurors heard a lawyer for ex-Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco blasting witness Todd Howe on Tuesday with questions about violating his bail conditions.
Howe's arrest came after he testified he violated the terms of his cooperation agreement when he lied to a credit card company to try to get it to remove a $600 fee for a night he spent at a luxury hotel. The arrest was unusual because he hadn't finished testifying at the New York City trial of Percoco and three businessmen.
Howe says Percoco accepted $300,000 in bribes to help the businessmen. Percoco's lawyer says Howe tells too many lies to be believed.