Former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi pleaded guilty to participating in a pay-to-play scandal at the public pension fund he once ran, the highest- ranking official convicted in a three-year investigation by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo .
Former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, who was sentenced to as many as four years in prison last year after pleading guilty in a pay-to-play scandal at the pension fund he once ran, was granted parole.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to break the connection between cash and politics that’s led to corruption in Albany for decades, and he says public financing of election campaigns is the solution.
Ex-New York Comptroller Alan Hevesi shouldn’t be sentenced by the judge who accepted his guilty plea for corruption involving the state pension fund because of a conflict of interest, Hevesi’s lawyer said in court.
Former New York state comptroller Alan Hevesi asked the judge who accepted his guilty plea to recuse himself, saying he hid a conflict of interest so he could preside over a newsworthy corruption case.