NEW YORK (AP) - A former president of the State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute and several construction company executives are set for trial Monday on corruption charges.
The trial in Manhattan federal court is the sequel to a trial that ended earlier this year with the conviction of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on bribery and fraud charges.
The Democratic Cuomo was not accused of wrongdoing himself in either case, but the corruption allegations have left a cloud over his administration.This time, the main defendant is Alain Kaloyeros (kal-oh-YEHR’-ohs), who led the Polytechnic Institute and supported the Buffalo Billion program that offered $1 billion in government money for projects in Buffalo. He is on trial with three developers. All have pleaded not guilty.
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