Small Campaign Claims Close Connections Between Jacobs; Ciminelli Executives

th district is no exception.  In a recent television commercial, Chris Jacobs has called to end corruption. Ironically enough, Jacobs is now at the center of what is becoming a tangled web of L.P. Ciminelli’s public corruption. As reported by the New York Times, Ciminelli is being charged with “two overlapping criminal schemes involving bribery, corruption and fraud in the award of hundreds of millions of dollars in state contracts and other official state benefits.” The public corruption charges stem from L.P. Ciminelli’s role as a contractor for the Buffalo Billion project. “What shouldn’t be lost in this web of public corruption, is that the same candidate plastering Western New York with commercials calling for an end to corruption, has been financed by the same men who are now facing charges in one of Western New York’s largest public corruption schemes,” commented Matt Tighe, campaign manager for Amber Small’s Senate Campaign. “That’s exactly what is wrong with this system and why we need comprehensive reform,” he added.]]>