Embattled SUNY Polytechnic President Alain Kaloyeros has resigned that post. The move comes less than three weeks after his name surfaced in bid-rigging allegations contained in a federal criminal complaint.
Kaloyeros faces state and federal charges that he conspired with developers to ensure they won lucrative contracts.. He has been on unpaid administrative leave since he was hit with both state and federal charges.
Last month Kaloyeros was one of several people charged in the alleged scheme, including a former top aide to Governor Cuomo.
Kaloyeros’ attorney, Mike Miller, tells WXXI News that his client is innocent of the charges and looks forward to being exonerated.
He says that Kaloyeros resigned “because he believes that the federal and state prosecutions recently filed against him are an unnecessary distraction for the good people working hard at SUNY Poly.”
Kaloyeros is one of the highest paid state employees. He is also a tenured professor, although he is on unpaid leave from that position as well.