Trial Date Set for Corruption re Wayawanda, NY CPV Power Plant

In September 2016, MDN brought you the sad news that the former head of external affairs and government relations for Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), Peter Kelly, was indicted for bribing New York Gov. Cuomo’s long-time top aide Joseph Percoco to get state approvals for CPV’s $900 million Valley Energy Center natural gas-fired electric generating plant in Orange County, NY (see NY NatGas-Fired Electric Plant an Inside Job for Corrupt Cuomo Aide). Both Kelly and Percoco were indicted. The trial date is now set, for Jan. 8, 2018. The Kelly/Percoco corruption was just one part of a much larger corruption scandal that threatens to taint Gov. Cuomo’s re-election campaign next year. The larger scandal involves something dubbed Buffalo Billions. Corruption runs so deep in New York, we feel filthy just reading about it. Yesterday a federal judge overseeing the larger case split the case in two. The part of the case involving the CPV bribe happens in January, while the Buffalo Billions case happens next May. We try to sort it all out below…

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