'"As to the harm caused to Western New York, the number of years he received – whether one year, five years or 15 years – doesn't really matter. We're not going to be helped by whatever the decision of the judge," said Richard M. Tobe, a former top Erie County official who was involved in early negotiations with the Rigas family for the project. "It's just a tragedy – a tragedy for the family, company and employees," Tobe added. "And it's a tragedy for Buffalo."'
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