Upstate Developers Test Bounds Of Wire Fraud In 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (March 12, 2020, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for upstate developers convicted of bribing an aide told the Second Circuit on Thursday that the case stretched the bounds of the wire fraud statute to the point of violating U. S. Supreme Court precedent.

Steven Aiello and Joseph Gerardi, former executives at a Syracuse construction firm, Buffalo-based developer Louis Ciminelli, and State University of New York Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros were all convicted in 2018 of a scheme to rig bids for public projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. All four men have appealed to the Second Circuit.

Their attorneys argued before the court on Thursday that...

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