AG Steps In

Now Eliot Spitzer’s office is getting involved in the Alan Hevesi situation. Sign Up For Our Daily Newsletter Sign Up

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

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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