A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is negotiating a possible plea deal in his bribery and extortion case.
Joseph Percoco — who Cuomo once likened to the “third son” of his late dad, ex-Gov. Mario Cuomo — was supposed to appear in court Monday with four of seven co-defendants.
But the hearing was postponed so lawyers for Percoco, now an exec with Madison Square Garden, and the others can pursue talks with the feds that most recently took place on Friday, court papers revealed Tuesday.
“The negotiations have not been completed and we plan to continue our discussions, but do not anticipate a resolution before the deadline under the Speedy Trial Act expires,” Assistant US Attorney Janis Echenberg wrote.
Manhattan federal Magistrate Judge Kevin Fox gave both sides until Nov. 23 to hammer out a deal.
Percoco’s lawyer didn’t return an inquiry, and MSG declined to comment.