Last week, a federal grand jury in Manhattan returned a 14-count indictment relating to rigging bids on development projects in Buffalo and Syracuse. Those indicted include Joe Percoco, who was one of Gov. Cuomo’s closest aides; Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, former president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute and the governor’s point person on Buffalo Billion projects; and six Buffalo and Syracuse-area developers.
The indictment mostly tracks the criminal complaint that was filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in September.
The defendants all plead not guilty in September, and continue to maintain their innocence. No charges have been brought against the Governor, nor have there been any allegations that he has engaged in any wrongdoing.