Source says Yevoli was trailed by FBI in Cuomo corruption scandal

Michael Yevoli, the Regional President of Empire State Development’s Capitol Region, is seemingly at the center of the public corruption scandal that has engulfed the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration — but hasn’t been indicted in the federal investigation launched by former United States Attorney Preet Bharara. A source, claiming to be retired from law enforcement, tells The Chronicle that Yevoli was questioned in the federal … Continue reading Source says Yevoli was trailed by FBI in Cuomo corruption scandal

Kaloyeros rumored to be offering evidence against Cuomo

It is being widely rumored among political operatives that Alain Kaloyeros, the former head of SUNY Polytechnic and a principle target of public corruption charges that have engulfed the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo, is offering the United States Attorney new evidence relating to the Buffalo Billion project once known as ‘Solar City.’ A source familiar with the investigation suggests that, in exchange for testimony implicating Cuomo … Continue reading Kaloyeros rumored to be offering evidence against Cuomo

David Baazov implicated in Pigeon conspiracy to solicit foreign funds for Cuomo campaign

This morning, United States Attorney Patrick Kennedy and FBI Agent-in-Charge Adam Cohen explained new felony charges against the political operative G. Steven Pigeon, who is already under indictment by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on unrelated charges of bribery, extortion, and illegal campaign coordination. Marlon Goldstein, 43, joined Amaya in January 2014 and serves as its Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development & General Counsel and Secretary. Goldstein … Continue reading David Baazov implicated in Pigeon conspiracy to solicit foreign funds for Cuomo campaign

Investigators rumored to be ‘probing’ top Cuomo aide, Melissa DeRosa

A source familiar with investigations initiated under former United States Attorney Preet Bharara has told The Chronicle that there is an “ongoing probe” of Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s top aide and her family. This week, Chief of Staff Melissa DeRosa has been promoted to the position of Secretary to the Governor, Cuomo’s top aide — a position formerly held by the indicted political enforcer Joe Percoco, Cuomo’s longtime friend and … Continue reading Investigators rumored to be ‘probing’ top Cuomo aide, Melissa DeRosa

Pay to play culture at city hall could be Mayor Brown’s undoing

It may be true that donors contributed to Mayor Byron Brown out of an earnest desire for good governance, and it may be true that Brown gave no heed to whether a company or individual donated to his reelection campaigns as he determined who was best qualified for contracts he awards. With that said, let us examine a few, out of many, where there was … Continue reading Pay to play culture at city hall could be Mayor Brown’s undoing

Would a local jury pool be tainted in the Ciminelli bid rigging case?

The attorneys for Louis Ciminelli, Michael Lapple, and Kevin Schuler — the three LP Ciminelli executives indicted on public corruption allegations, including bribery and bid rigging — are petitioning the court to move their case to the Western District of New York, rather than have it heard in the Southern District, where the case was charged. A trial date has been set for the three Ciminelli … Continue reading Would a local jury pool be tainted in the Ciminelli bid rigging case?

Pigeon may take a plea, handing prosecutors Senator Tim Kennedy

It is being rumored among political operatives that former Democratic Party Chairman G. Steven Pigeon — recently indicted on bribery charges by his longtime nemesis Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — is willing to take a plea deal in exchange for providing the government information on Senator Tim Kennedy. Kennedy gave more than $80,000 to WNY Progressive Caucus, a fundraising vehicle run by Pigeon.  It is rumored that Kennedy contributed … Continue reading Pigeon may take a plea, handing prosecutors Senator Tim Kennedy