Former UB maintenance supervisor admits to taking bribes

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — The former maintenance supervisor at the University at Buffalo pleaded guilty to receiving bribes for a painting contract.

Dean Yerry admitted to receiving kickbacks in exchange for a $1 million contract to paint multiple dorms on the Amherst campus.

Some of the deals took place in bathrooms and vehicles on campus in an attempt to stay out of sight.

As part of a plea deal, Yerry could be sentenced to one year in jail and face $40,000 in fines. Officials say he will likely receive probation.

He will be sentenced on May 2. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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