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Friday, September 18, 2015

SUNY Subpoenaed In Cuomo Buffalo Billion Investigation

Cuomo says neither he nor a member of his administration got a subpoena from the feds in the Buffalo Billion corruption investigation reported first by the NY Post this morning.

But SUNY did:

ALBANY - U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is subpoening a State University of New York research facility as part of a probe into Gov. Cuomo's much-ballyhooed "Buffalo Billion" economic development plan, the Daily News has learned.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute, which is headed by the politically-connected Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, received subpoenas seeking documents and other information in recent months, sources familiar with the probe said.

In addition, the SUNY system has hired a criminal defense lawyer to represent SUNY Polytechnic Institute before Bharara's office, the sources said.

Bharara is looking into the contracts awarded for projects to build high tech businesses in economically-struggling Buffalo to see if any bid-rigging or other shenanigans took place, sources said. -

The Daily News reports Kaloyeros has ties to both Cuomo and former Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver.

Cuomo expressed confidence in Kaloyeros earlier today.

Cuomo downplayed it earlier, saying there was no "there" there, but this story gets more interesting by the hour.

More later.

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