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Tainted contract nets LPCiminelli $20 million

Federal prosecutors say top executives at LPCiminelli went to great lengths to ensure they would win the lucrative contract to build a factory for SolarCity at Riverbend. Just how lucrative? State officials refuse to say how much the company is being paid. But Investigative Post has calculated, based on interviews and public records, that LPCiminelli’s […]


‘Billion mastermind Kaloyeros resigns

The fall from grace is just about complete for Alain Kaloyeros. The so-called “nano-tech guru” who Gov. Andrew Cuomo has praised as a “near genius” has resigned as CEO of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. His success building a nano-technology sector in the Albany area prompted Cuomo to put Kaloyeros in charge of his initiative to revitalize the upstate economy […]


Double talk from Cuomo on ‘Billion indictments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo obviously believes the best defense is a good offense. The governor came to town Friday, fresh off the indictment of three of his close associates and two of his major campaign contributors and attempted to claim victory. He told a gathering at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery that Buffalo is booming and announced […]


So much for rooting out corruption

Gov. Andrew Cuomo established the Moreland Commission three months ago to attack corruption in Albany. He has since acted to muzzle the watchdog. A report from The New York Times.


Demone Smith’s continued defiance

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are among those who have gone on record in favor of tougher enforcement of election laws and other statutes aimed at promoting ethical conduct on the part of public officials. The catalyst to these calls has been two recent high-profile corruption cases that snared […]


Prosecutor on New York corruption

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who has initiated two high-profile corruption cases of late, talks about what it will take to clean up state politics, including a more vigilant press.


Complete Dyster interview

Niagara Falls mayor discusses Wallenda Walk, municipal corruption, green economic development and the region’s improving leadership. For those who do not know much abut Dyster, the interview is a good introduction to one of the region’s brightest elected officials.


Heaney analysis of Davis guilty plea

Plea by former Common Council Member Brian Davis of pocketing federal funds is part of a pattern of misconduct, Jim Heaney says in WGRZ interview