Center Of Nano Boom Source Of Otsego County’s Ec-Dev Hopes
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is subpoening the Utica area’s SUNY Polytechnic Institute, font of Otsego County’s nanotechnology hopes, as part of a probe into Gov. Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” economic development plan, the Daily News has learned, www.NYDAILYNEWS.COM reported two hours ago.
SUNY Poly president Dr. Alain Kaloyeros received subpoenas seeking documents and other information in recent months, the Daily News said, quoting sources. In addition, the SUNY system has hired a criminal defense lawyer to represent SUNY Poly before Bharara’s office, the sources said.
Bharara is looking into the contracts awarded for projects to build high tech businesses in economically-struggling Buffalo to see if any bid-rigging or other shenanigans took place, sources said.