One of the people who has helped organize the fund-raising effort for Mr. Percoco’s legal fees is John Marino, the former head of the New York State Democratic Party, according to people who have been asked to contribute. Mr. Marino, a former three-time campaign manager for Gov. Mario Cuomo, is now managing partner at DKC, a public relations firm. (Mr. Marino did not respond to a request for comment.)

The other people who were involved in the effort or were asked to contribute are a who’s who of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s closest confidants. They include Steve Cohen, his former top aide; Mylan Denerstein, his former chief counsel; Jennifer Bayer Michaels, his longtime campaign finance director; Lucille Falcone, a former fund-raiser and ex-girlfriend; and Michael Dowling, the head of Northwell Health, who has played a key…



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