ALBANY – Alain Kaloyeros, accused in an alleged bid rigging in New York, is going job hunting in Pennsylvania.
Kaloyeros, the nanotechnology expert whose tasks once included overseeing Buffalo Billion projects like the SolarCity development, sought permission from a federal magistrate to travel to Pennsylvania “for employment purposes.
“Dr. Kaloyeros has been invited to meet in Pennsylvania in connection with a potential consulting opportunity,’’ his lawyer, Michael Campion Miller, wrote.
Federal magistrate judge Henry Pitman granted the request, which expands the states where Kaloyeros can be physically located as his criminal case proceeds. In addition to New York, he can also travel to New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Kaloyeros, who lives outside Albany, headed the SUNY Polytechnic Institute when he was arrested last month along with seven other individuals as part of a corruption case with allegations stretching from bid-rigging to bribery.
With a salary of about $1 million, Kaloyeros at one time was the highest paid state worker. He recently resigned his SUNY post, though he has said he intends to tap into SUNY policy and contract protections that will allow him to get back his old professor’s title. SUNY said it is weighing the request.