Louis Ciminelli, former CEO of LPCiminelli, is the first to be sentenced in the Buffalo Billion bid-rigging scheme.
He, along with Alain Kaloyeros, and Syracuse real estate executives Steven Aiello and Joseph Gerardi, were convicted in July.
The other three will be sentenced either later this week or next week.
Corruption cases are one reason it will be hard for state lawmakers to get a pay raise - even though they've gone 20 years without one.
Dave Catalfamo served as communications director to former Governor George Pataki and is head of Capitol Public Strategies.
Steve Greenberg worked for two Assembly Speakers and is the head of Greenberg Public Relations and a pollster for Siena.