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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Statement Of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman On The Conviction Of Buffalo Billion Defendants

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “The inscription, ‘The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government,’ is set in stone in the New York County courthouse.  Those words have never been more poignant for the citizens of New York, as in quick succession less than four months apart they have seen this Office secure convictions in separate prosecutions against the State Assembly Speaker, a close confidant and executive aide to the governor, and now the president of SUNY Polytech, the executive leading the expansive ‘Buffalo Billion’ initiative.  The guiding principle of the Southern District holds that true justice can only be achieved through independence from politics or influence, and that has never been more important than today. I commend the career prosecutors of our Public Corruption unit for their enduring commitment to true justice in our government.”

Press Release Number: 
18-234
Updated July 12, 2018