“The rulings that would be in favor of the defendants could potentially make it difficult for prosecutors to charge individuals for cases such as wire fraud and would limit the prosecutors’ ability to pursue certain kinds of bribery cases, according to former federal prosecutor Jaimie Nawaday. Then-US Attorney Preet Bahara brought the charges against … [Read more…]
“A sentencing date has been set for the crooked lobbyist-turned-government-cooperator who was the star witness at the trial for a convicted aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Todd Howe — an Albany lobbyist who was at the center of a pair of bid-rigging and pay-to-play corruption schemes — will be sentenced on April 5. He … [Read more…]
“The usual suspects had predictable reactions this week after a federal trial jury convicted three upstate real-estate developers and the State University’s onetime nanotech czar, Alain Kaloyeros, on charges of bid-rigging tied to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s upstate economic-development projects. Cuomo’s harshest critics jumped on the verdict in the Buffalo Billion case as further evidence … [Read more…]
“While announcing sweeping criminal charges against individuals close to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday morning, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara referred to one of them, Todd Howe, as a “powerful and connected lobbyist with close ties to the governor’s office.”” read the entire article Mahoney, Bill. Politico 23 September 2016.
“International Business Machines (IBM) has a long history in New York – its headquarters is located on the New York-Connecticut border in Armonk; it used to be one of the largest employers in the state; and it was part of a 2011 deal to bring $4.4 billion in investments to upstate New York through … [Read more…]
“As investigations continue to swirl around contracting for the Buffalo Billion economic development project, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is moving to block any communications between state agenices and a lobbying firm that has come under scrutiny in the probe, Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna. Meanwhile, documents obtained by Capital Tonight show the man Cuomo has … [Read more…]
“State officials are barred from communicating with Howe and anyone at WOH Government Solutions, an administration official said.” read the entire article French, Marie. Albany Business Review 2 May 2016.
“A new subsidiary dubbed WOH Government Solutions LLC will provide government relations services to public and private sector clients on both” read the entire article Albany Business Journal 7 October 2002.