Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Cuomo now under federal investigation, might have pocketed as much as six figures from entities with business before the state, the Daily News has learned.
"It was a significant amount of money," said one source familiar with the situation. "It was not the $4 million (disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver) took, but it is at least tens of thousands and could be upwards of $100,000, if not more."
The payments officials know about occurred while Percoco was on leave from the state in 2014 to serve as Cuomo's campaign manager, the source said.
But those close to the situation aren't ruling out the possibility there might have been more outside payments once he went back to work as Cuomo's $169,000-a-year executive deputy secretary.
"You just don't know," the source said.