AG Steps In

Now Eliot Spitzer’s office is getting involved in the Alan Hevesi situation.

Here’s a statement from Spitzer:

“I have directed my office to undertake an inquiry to determine what amounts might be owed to the State, and then to recover those amounts including through litigation, if warranted.

Because I have previously endorsedComptroller Hevesi for election, I will recuse myself from this review, which will be overseen by the First Deputy Attorney General. I have every confidence that the attorneys in my office will undertake this review based purely on the evidence and the law.”

The full statement is here.

UPDATE: Here is Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s statement:

” I am in receipt of the Ethics Commission’s report on Comptroller Alan Hevesi. This is an extremely serious matter. As such, I am carefully reviewing the report and relevant state statute.”

— Azi Paybarah

AG Steps In