Hillary Clinton admired Mario Cuomo so much she aired a video montage paying homage to him during her coronation party in Philadelphia. What’s not to like about Mario Cuomo? In spite of obvious corruption all around him, he managed to get elected Governor of N.Y. three times by building one of the most powerful political machines in America. Mario continued his legacy by helping his son Andrew get elected, despite obvious corruption all around him. The Cuomo crime family’s crushing gripe on power in N.Y. is the ultimate model of success for crooked politicians like Hillary Clinton.
However, Andrew Cuomo is suddenly in deep trouble and Hillary might be as well. Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara is investigating both Cuomo and the Clinton Foundation in separate probes. So far things aren’t going so well for Cuomo:
From The N.Y. Post:
The feds’ Albany corruption probe inched closer to Gov. Cuomo Thursday with the unsealing of charges against two of his most trusted former aides — who imitated “Sopranos” mobsters by using “ziti” as a code word for alleged cash payoffs tied to the governor’s pet upstate projects.
Longtime Cuomo family loyalist Joseph Percoco — whom the governor once called a “third son” to his late father, Mario — was accused of pocketing more than $315,000 in bribes by shaking down a Maryland-based energy company and a Syracuse development firm in pay-to-play schemes.
Disgraced lobbyist Todd Howe, who hired Percoco as an intern for then-Gov. Mario Cuomo, was also revealed to have secretly pleaded guilty Tuesday to a slew of graft and tax charges in a deal to cooperate with authorities.Howe’s admitted crimes involve pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from developers to rig bids on multimillion-dollar state contracts linked to the upstate Buffalo Billion economic-revitalization plan — at the same time he was working as a consultant to the taxpayer-funded program.