A developer in New York with close ties to Governor Andrew Cuomo faces decades in prison following the conclusion of his antitrust trial. The developer is accused of conspiring with others in a billion-dollar bid rigging scheme fro revitalization construction in Buffalo.
The four-week trial is the latest in a string of corruption accusations involving people close to Governor Cuomo. Earlier this year, a jury convicted one of Governor Cuomo’s top aides of accepting bribes from state contractors. No one has accused Cuomo of wrongdoing.
A jury convicted Alain Kaloyeros, formerly the president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute of conspiring to defraud the University. Kaloyeros and a co-conspirator directed building contracts to two construction companies. The jury also found three executives of the companies guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud.
The men all face sentencing in October.
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Criminal antitrust violations can include bid rigging, price fixing and market allocation schemes. Executives of companies that participate in these anti-competitive practices can face criminal charges.
Federal prosecutors, backed by federal investigators, are well funded and extremely patient. They have the resources of the federal government on their side. Not surprisingly, federal prosecutors have a conviction rate that exceeds 90%. Their statistical success doesn’t mean that you can’t win at trial however. Hiring an experienced aggressive attorney should be a key component of your defense strategy.
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