The former top official at SUNY Polytechnic on Thursday was found guilty on fraud and corruption charges in a case stemming from a signature economic development initiative backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Alain Kaloyeros, the former SUNY Poly president, as well as prominent upstate developers Steven Aiello, Joseph Girardi and Louis Ciminelli were found guilty on all counts of corruption after two days of jury deliberations.

The charges centered aroundfederal prosecutors accusing Kaloyeros and developers of conspiring to rig contracts for lucrative economic development projects in western New York.

Cuomo had sought to inject state money into western New York, an effort known as the Buffalo Billion, in order to revive what had been a decades-long moribund economy with little job growth.

The effort, however, led to the indictment of Kaloyeros, a key official who developed a nanotechnology facility in Albany and its success became the envy of other regions in upstate New York. The success of the college was so massive that it led to a laudatory visit from President Obama in 2012.

Earlier this year, Joe Percoco, a former close aide to Cuomo, was found guilty of bribery charges as well in a case that had cleaved off of the Buffalo Billion trial.

Overall, the cases added to the perception of a state government awash in corruption — a difficult perception for incumbents in an election year. All four men are due to be sentenced in mid-October, several weeks before the general election in November.

“Scandals that have ripped through the Legislature and toppled top aides to the governor. New Yorkers deserve better,” said Blair Horner, the legislative director of the New York Public Interest Research Group. “Gov. Cuomo must immediately convene a Special Session to address Albany’s Watergate moments.”

Addressing Albany’s myriad corruption cases have come in fits and starts. Ethics reforms measures have been approved in virtually every other legislative session since Cuomo has taken office.

But bills that would address some of the factors that allowed the Buffalo Billion charges in the first place — creating new transparency methods for contracts, restoring oversight powers to the state comptroller — were not approved in the Democratic-led state Assembly.

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whose office brought the charges during his tenure there, praised the prosecutors on the case.

“All four Buffalo Billion defendants guilty on all counts,” he wrote on Twitter. “Congratulations to the team at SDNY for continuing to strike big blows against corruption in New York State.”