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The federal conviction of Louis P. Ciminelli on wire-fraud charges could create more caution on the part of contractors in dealing with government bidding, leaders from various companies said Friday. The local developers and contractors said the jury verdict — along with testimony from the four-week Buffalo Billion trial that included emails and witness statements about…

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The Defendants Louis P. Ciminelli Former chairman, CEO, LPCiminelli, Buffalo. Age: 67 Background: Ciminelli has been one of the Buffalo area’s most prominent real estate developers and general contracting magnates. He has been among the biggest local donors to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s campaign, giving donations of $25,000 apiece on several occasions before he was arreste…

Amherst

Arc Building Partners, the new construction management firm formed by Louis Ciminelli's son, has moved into its new office space in downtown Buffalo, separating itself more clearly from the legal troubles surrounding LPCiminelli and its former top executives. Arc, which was created last summer by President Frank Ciminelli II, is now located in the historically renovated…

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Snow was falling at a brisk pace on Buffalo's East Side Tuesday, but that didn't stop a couple hundred eager construction contractors and individuals from coming out to look for deals amid the tools, vehicles and equipment being auctioned from LPCiminelli's inventory. The sale marked an ignominious end to what many people considered the largest locally based general con…