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An Albany County Court judge Monday turned down a motion to dismiss a corruption case against State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, on a claim that he was improperly denied a chance to speak before an Albany County grand jury on March 23. In his decision, Judge Peter A. Lynch noted that Ortt had declined to give a statement in advance of questioning in front of the…

Here’s a timeline showing the history of the Buffalo Billion and the public corruption investigation involving officials in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and executives with LPCiminelli, a Buffalo contracting firm.Jan. 5, 2012: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announces vague $1 billion economic development pledge for Buffalo over five years as part of State of the State Address.…