Former assemblyman Michael Cohen left his seat in 2005 and was replaced by the son of then-state comptroller Alan Hevesi, whose office’s alleged role in facilitating the job-swap now figures into an investigation into an alleged pay-to-play scheme.
Cohen was not a target in the indictment announced this morning by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, but the felony complaint against former Liberal Party boss Ray Harding, who is accused of orchestrating the vacancy, will probably not help his campaign for City Council.
According to Cohen’s campaign consultant and spokesman, Michael Tobman, he is staying in the race.
In a brief telephone chat, Tobman told me, “Michael Cohen has been speaking with the attorney general’s office concerning their ongoing investigation into Alan Hevesi’s tenure as state comptroller.
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