Attorney: Developer innocent of corruption charges
ALBANY (AP) >> The lawyer for a prominent Albanyarea developer says his client is innocent of charges that he worked to rig the bids for a student housing project.
The Times Union of Albany reported that E. Stewart Jones, the attorney for Joseph Nicolla, said the allegations against his client are “completely without merit.”
Nicolla had a court appearance in Albany on Monday.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office last week accused Nicolla of working with SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros to illegally ensure the bid for the housing project went to his company, Columbia Development.
Kaloyeros also faces charges in a federal case that he conspired with developers in Syracuse and Buffalo to ensure they won lucrative state contracts.
The attorney representing Kaloyeros says his client is innocent.