iPost Sues Over Suppression of Records

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By Jim Heaney

Investigative Post has sued a state development corporation so intent on withholding records involving the Buffalo Billion program that a leading state official likened efforts to obtain them under the Freedom of Information Law to an act of terrorism.

Investigative Post has asked the State Supreme Court to rule on whether the Fort Schuyler Management Corp. is subject to the state FOI Law. WGRZ and the Gannett Company are helping to finance the lawsuit that was filed Monday in Albany.

Fort Schuyler is managing the construction of three facilities that will house SolarCity, IBM and Albany Molecular Research Inc., which have been recruited to establish operations in the city under the Buffalo Billion program. The three projects are in line for $855 million in state assistance.

Investigative Post filed a FOI request in July 2014 seeking records related to the selection of LPCiminelli and McGuire Development to…

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