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Bipartisan panel to review comptroller candidates

Governor Eliot Spitzer has created an independent panel to screen candidates to fill the post of state comptroller. The office has been empty since Alan Hevesi resigned amidst scandal last month. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Albany gets down to work

Newly elected Governor Eliot Spitzer, on the first working day of the legislative session, paid a call on the leader of the opposition, Senate majority leader, Joe Bruno, and the rest of the Senate Republican leaders. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Hevesi pleads guilty and resigns

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi pleaded guilty to felony in an Albany courtroom, and resigned from office Friday, after admitting he used a state worker to drive around and provide personal services for his wife. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Hevesi expected to resign today

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi may be facing his final hours in office. If published reports are accurate, Hevesi will resign this morning as part of plea deal with the Albany District Attorney, who's been probing the Comptroller's use of state employees as drivers and personal aides to his wife. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Hevesi expected to resign

The Albany Times Union reports tha State Comptroller Alan Hevesi will step down to avoid indictment for using state drivers to chauffeur his wife. The Times Union attributes the story to "sources familiar with his decision". The paper reports Hevesi will resign by tomorrow morning in a deal with Albany County District Attorney David Soares. He will also plead guilty to a criminal charge, but won't have to spend time in jail. The New York State Capitol has been rife with scandal lately. Beyond Hevesi's ethics charges, the Senate Majority Leader revealed he's under federal investigation Tuesday, and another state Senator has been indicted in recent days. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Comptroller Alan Hevesi a "poster child for what not to do"
Comptroller Alan Hevesi a "poster child for what not to do"

Scandals taint NY election season

The New York Times is reporting this morning that governor-elect Eliot Spitzer will push for the ouster of fellow Democrat Alan Hevesi. Hevesi, the state's comptroller, was forced to repay tens of thousands of dollars following the revelation that he used a state employee to chauffeur his wife. Fall-out also continues from the controversial leak of state police documents that described a domestic incident involving Republican congressman John Sweeney. The union representing New York state police says an investigator is being wrongly demoted because he's being blamed for leaking a trooper's report about a the incident. The story broke in the press just days before the November seventh election, which Sweeney lost to Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. Brian Mann spoke about the ugly political climate with Fred LeBrun, veteran columnist with the Albany Times-Union.  Go to full article

Hevesi gets partial reprieve

Comptroller Alan Hevesi has received a partial reprieve, now that the special prosecutor appointed by Governor Pataki says he can't recommend right now that the Senate start removal proceedings against the embattled Comptroller. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Comptroller's race draws extra attention

The race for state Comptroller has received more attention than perhaps ever before, due to a scandal involving the current Comptroller, Alan Hevesi. Hevesi was accused by the State Ethics Commission of breaking the law when he used a state worker to drive around his wife. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki: Hevesi not capable to continue as comptroller

Governor George Pataki says it may take longer than a week for his special prosecutor to decide whether the State Senate should try to remove State Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki appoints prosecutor in Hevesi scandal

Governor Pataki has appointed a special prosecutor to examine the state Ethics Commission findings on Comptroller Alan Hevesi. The Ethics Commission report said Hevesi broke the law when he used a staff member to drive around his wife. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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