Assembly asked to investigate botched handling of ethics case involving ex-Cuomo aide

The Assembly panel investigating Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being asked to look into more alleged misconduct — this time involving the botched handling of an ethics case involving imprisoned ex-Cuomo fixer Joe Percoco.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics in January 2019 had discussed whether to open a probe into Percoco when word leaked to Cuomo within the hour of how members had voted on the matter.

Cuomo was reportedly not pleased that JCOPE was targeting his own pal for potential violations of the Public Officers Law. Percco at that point had already been convicted of public corruption following a federal trial.

His displeasure had been passed

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