NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of one of ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides for fraud and accepting bribes.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case of  Joseph Percoco on Wednesday.

A three-judge panel wrote that the public corruption case required it to again consider the reach of federal fraud and bribery laws.

Percoco was a longtime friend and top aide to Cuomo, a Democrat who recently resigned as governor amid sexual harassment allegations.

The appeals court also upheld the conviction of a real estate executive connected to the scheme.

Percoco was sentenced to six years in prison.

Here Are The 23 Funniest Governor Andrew Cuomo Memes on the Internet

On Tuesday, August 10 Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his two week notice to the people of New York. He announced that in light of sexual harassment allegations and a scathing report on the topic from New York Attorney General Letitia James, he would be resigning effective Tuesday, August 24.

From the moment those words were uttered from his mouth, the memes began to fly. We were there to catch them.

15 Little Known Facts About Central and Upstate New York

Some of us know one or two of these facts about Upstate New York, but here is a list of documented things about the region that are not so widely known. 
Did you know that...