Attorney General Eric Schniederman, in a separate major case, is scheduled to announce charges Thursday afternoon against Alain Kaloyeros, president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and a major Albany developer over state-funded construction projects.
A source with knowledge of the investigation said the charges against Kaloyeros and Joe Niccola, president of Columbia Development, will include bid rigging and collusion.
Other individuals will be implicated but not charged, the person said this morning.
Schneiderman this spring began looking into a plan by Kaloyeros’ college to construct a dormitory for the nanoscale facility on the west side of the city of Albany.
Schneider’s charges comes the day as a criminal complaint announced by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a sweeping corruption case that accuses the major Buffalo Billion economic development contract of being tainted by allegations of bid-rigging and bribes.