BUFFALO, N.Y. — Alain Kaloyeros has been known as many things during his career. Dr. K. Near genius. Nanotech guru. And as of Thursday, convicted criminal.

Ditto for Lou Ciminelli. Civic leader. Power broker. Philanthropist. And yes, convicted felon.

Down the list of defendants we go.

Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. And, at the risk of repeating myself, guilty.

It was a good day for clean contracting, for good government. But the job is far from done.

Testimony during the trial established that the governor’s office installed Todd Howe, a longtime Cuomo associate, as the administration’s “eyes and ears” inside the operation that Kaloyeros headed up. Further testimony suggested that Howe, in turn, was up to plenty of no good.

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