Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi plans to plead guilty to felony corruption charges stemming from the investigation into improprieties in his office, The New York Times reported, citing people with knowledge of the case.
State Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo has been investigating Hevesi’s office for corruption of the state pension fund under his watch, which led to guilty pleas by Hevesi’s political adviser, Hank Morris, and chief investment officer David Loglisci.
While The Times said it did not know exactly what charge Hevesi plans to plead guilty to, it said his children — state Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) and former state Sen. Daniel Hevesi — factored into his decision.
The paper said the roles of Hevesi’s children in the investigation, including potential prosecution, was part of the discussions over a plea agreement with the former comptroller, citing people with knowledge of the case.
— Howard Koplowitz
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