Prison for NY developer in Buffalo Billion bid rigging case

Alain Kaloyeros, a former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute, leaves Federal court on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The former president of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute Alain Kaloyeros, along with two other developers, were convicted by a federal jury in the case as well.

Posted: Dec 4, 2018 9:59 AM
Updated: Dec 4, 2018 10:14 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - A Buffalo developer has been sentenced to 28 months in prison and ordered to pay a $500,000 fine in a bid-rigging scheme connected to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program.

The former president of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute Alain Kaloyeros, along with two other developers, were convicted by a federal jury in the case as well. 

Kaloyeros is scheduled for sentencing next week.

Louis Ciminelli was sentenced Monday in federal court for a pay-to-play conspiracy in which his firm won a development job worth a half billion dollars.

Ciminelli and three others were convicted over the summer. Prosecutors say the scheme involved state-funded contracts worth more than $850 million.

Prosecutors say Ciminelli and others in his company contributed nearly $100,000 to Cuomo's campaign. The Democratic governor was not accused of wrongdoing.

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