Sam Hoyt

Tom Puckett
February 05, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A federal judge has dismissed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Assemblyman Sam Hoyt. Judge Robert Sweet has ruled former DMV employee Lisa Marie Cater failed to prove Hoyt had created a hostile work environment or that she faced retaliation because Hoyt worked at a...
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June 22, 2018 - 12:31 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) and the state have been dropped from a lawsuit filed by a woman who says a former Cuomo appointee sexually harassed her. Lisa Marie Cater's federal lawsuit claims the Democrat ignored her complaint that William "Sam" Hoyt harassed and...
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June 11, 2018 - 9:26 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A New York state ethics panel said it found no evidence to back a woman's claims that a former Cuomo administration appointee sexually harassed and assaulted her after finding her a place to live and helping her land a job with the state. The Joint Commission on Public...
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Dave Debo
November 27, 2017 - 5:41 am
(WBEN) Even though most of the the talk of sexual harassment scandals are focused on either Washington or Hollywood--- there's at least one watchdog group that says Albany has a problem too. "This has been a persistent topic of discussion," says Susan Lerner with Common Cause NY, a government...
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November 19, 2017 - 7:17 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — An Buffalo area woman struggling to find a place to live and a job after ending an abusive relationship said a state employee helped her, only to use it as an excuse to sexually harass and assault her, and the governor's office knew and did nothing to stop it, according to a...
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Richard Root
November 01, 2017 - 2:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - On Monday, it was reported Sam Hoyt will leave his position with Empire State Development. A reason for his departure wasn't given, until Tuesday when several media reported Hoyt is being investigated for alleged sexual harassment. It is being reported that Hoyt reached a...
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Richard Root
October 31, 2017 - 3:43 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Sam Hoyt, a fixture in local politics and government, is leaving, or has already left, public life. Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky issued a statement that implies Hoyt has left the ESD. You can read the statement below. As of yesterday,...
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Mike Baggerman
September 19, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Canalside's once hopping-pace has slowed down in recent weeks because of the upcoming fall seasons. Many businesses like the BFLO Harbor Kayak, the Queen City Bike Ferry, and the Water Bikes of Buffalo are all closed for the season, despite the warmer weather. However, some...
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March 13, 2017 - 8:41 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Harbor Development Corporation says it has no choice but to be ready for this week's NCAA tournament games. Chairman Bob Gioia says, "I don't think it's unusual to see 10,000 people during different times of year, so I think we're very much prepared." He says work...
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