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Cuomo Paying Ex-Prosecutor $450K For Buffalo Billion Review

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Matt Ryan
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is paying a former prosecutor up to $450,000 for his review of the Buffalo Billion project.

Bart Schwartz was retained by the Democratic governor in April following news that federal investigators are probing two former aides to the governor in connection with possible conflicts of interest in the Buffalo Billion, an effort to revitalize the state's second largest city. Cuomo's office released its contract with Schwartz on Friday.  Click here to read the document.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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