August 10, 2018 07:23 AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro has filed a complaint with the attorney general's office after trying to file a report with the New York Police Department against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Molinaro alleges that Cuomo broke the law by allowing former aide Joe Percoco to use a state office after he left state service. Percoco was convicted of accepting bribes earlier this year. Trial testimony indicated that Percoco worked from his state office even after he resigned to lead Cuomo's 2014 re-election campaign.
Cuomo was not charged with any crimes related to the Percoco case and has denied knowledge of Percoco's misdeeds.
On Thursday, Molinaro filed a complaint with the New York Attorney General's Office on behalf of taxpayers, requesting an investigation.
A spokeswoman from Cuomo's office issued the following statement to News10NBC following Molinaro's claims:
“The only thing less serious than this complaint is Marc Molinaro's candidacy for governor. It's shameful that he’s taking a page from Donald Trump’s playbook and trying to politicize law enforcement for his personal gain. He should spend more time on his flailing campaign and less time wasting NYPD resources with these frivolous complaints.”
Molinaro will be holding a town hall meeting on Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Ferris Goodridge American Legion Post in Spencerport.
Updated: August 10, 2018 07:23 AM
Created: August 09, 2018 09:19 PM
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