State Senate Breaks With Hermann

ALBANY—Robert Hermann, who was alleged by Inspector General Joseph Fisch to have violated the public officers law, is no longer working for the Democrats in the State Senate.
“Today, the Senate accepted the resignation of Mr. Robert Hermann, Special Counsel to the Senate Majority, effective immediately,” Austin Shafran, press secretary for Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, said in a terse statement e-mailed to reporters while many sat in a leaders meeting.
Hermann had been working with Smith’s central staff for the last few months. He served as the director of the Office of Regulatory Reform under Eliot Spitzer, and was allegedly a “back channel” between Integrity Commission Executive Director Herb Teitelbaum and other members of Spitzer’s cabinet.

State Senate Breaks With Hermann