Feds charge Ciminelli and executives today
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Friday, September 23, 2016
Louis Ciminelli, chairman and CEO of LPCiminelli, and two other executives of the company, Michael Laipple and Kevin Schuler, appeared in Buffalo federal court Thursday. They are among the nine who are facing charges stemming from a criminal complaint unsealed by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a sweeping corruption case that accuses the major Buffalo Billion economic development contract being tainted by allegations of bid rigging and bribes. Here is the scene from Buffalo federal court Thursday.