NY is “Ripe for Abuse,” Critics Say After Convictions In Kaloyeros Corruption Trial

July 12, 2018. This articles discusses the outcome of the bid-rigging trial, reaction from the Governor and good government watchdog groups who have long pushed to end the corruption in Albany. The outcome of the trial saw the conviction of Alain Kaloyeros, former SUNY Polytechnic Institute President, and two other COR Development executives and a Buffalo building developers. While the Governor dismissed the trial’s outcome, saying that fraud should not be tolerated, government watchdog groups, including the Fiscal Policy Institute, say that New York continues to be vulnerable to corruption and needs to change

“The state’s use of state-controlled nonprofits like the Fort Schuyler and Fuller Road Management Corporations and SUNY Research Foundation to award billions in taxpayer-funded grants is ripe for abuse, pay to play and corruption,” said a statement from NYPIRG, Citizens Budget Commission, Reinvent Albany and Fiscal Policy Institute.

Here is the link to the article at Syracuse.com.

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