Paladino Threatens Legal Action if Gov Pulls Contracts

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 14, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT

By Laura Gray

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 14, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- Governor David Paterson is is reportedly looking for a loophole to get state agencies out of Carl Paladino's buildings.

Paladino's campaign manager tells us that there are about two dozen contracts with state agencies, including the Department of Transportation and the State University of New York. The contracts are worth about 85 million dollars.

Today (Wednesday), the New York Daily news reported that the Paterson administration is "deeply disturbed" by the email scandal. Paterson is looking for a way to end the contracts.

Paladino campaign manager Michael Caputo says Paladino was the lowest bidder on each contract. "Apparently, even though we were awarded the Compensation Board's contract, they're talking about now pulling it away. We haven't seen the letter, but if Paterson does try to pull away an awarded contract for political purposes, we're going to sue the pants off of him."

Paterson's spokesperson has not responded to our requests for comment.