ALBANY, N.Y. -- A wave of corruption convictions and sentences is once again raising questions about a broader, corrupt culture that some believe permeates our state government.
Many of those questions land at the footsteps of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Former SUNY Poly President Alain Kaloyeros was convicted in a bid-rigging scheme earlier this month.
Kaloyeros partnered closely with Cuomo to develop the nano-tech industry in the Capital Region.
Some argue Cuomo's policies allow and even promote corrupt behavior. Cuomo says these issues are being addressed with more oversight.
"We had a whole review of the system and the way projects were happening under the state university system and we transferred the responsibility literally from SUNY to the Empire State Development Corporation. So SUNY is not even doing it anymore,” he said.
Former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son were also convicted earlier this month.
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 7 years in prison last week.