Governor Cuomo has ordered a review of economic development programs now being probed by the US Attorney. This includes the so called "Buffalo Billion" and other projects. A key Cuomo associate is at the heart of the look-see by Preet Bharara.
Putting together deals that wouldn't happen otherwise comes with a cost and well connected developers are well connected for a reason. They work at it.
Those surprised at these relationships may be surprised to find gambling in a casino.