2011 Belmont Stakes

DiNapoli to look at NYRA’s books again

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on July 28, 2011 | No Comments

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said he will be taking another look at the New York Racing Association’s books to determine whether NYRA appropriately followed recommendations to become solvent, his office announced last week. The racing association oversees Aqueduct Race Track, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. The review will examine NYRA’s response to two earlier [...]

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Hevesi graft an open secret

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 28, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on April 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Long before disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi was charged in October for his role in a pay-to-play scandal involving the state pension fund under his watch, a little-known treasurer of Saratoga County, J. Christopher Callaghan, knew something was up — and it was in plain sight. Callaghan, who ran on the Republican line against [...]

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Hevesi gets jail time for kickbacks

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Attorney General, City Comptroller, City Offices, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on April 21, 2011 | No Comments

He used to be state comptroller, but now Forest Hills resident Alan Hevesi is known as Inmate 11-R-1334. Hevesi was sent to a jail Friday in upstate Ulster County after being sentenced earlier that day to one to four years in prison for his role in the corruption scheme involving the state pension fund. The [...]

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Fifth time’s a charm for judge: Hevesi court date set yet again

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Comptroller, City Offices, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on April 7, 2011 | No Comments

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge set former state comptroller Alan Hevesi’s sentencing on corruption charges for Friday after four other delays in the Forest Hills resident’s sentencing. The sentencing has been adjourned three times — Dec. 16, Feb. 1 and March 1 — according to court records. Hevesi, who pleaded guilty to taking $1 million [...]

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Hevesi’s judgment day delayed after former comptroller falls ill

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Offices, District 28, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on March 31, 2011 | No Comments

The sentencing of Alan Hevesi, the former state comptroller from Forest Hills, on a corruption charge involving the state pension fund was postponed Monday after he was hospitalized for internal bleeding over the weekend. The New York Post said Hevesi experienced symptoms during a visit to his daughter in Virginia and underwent an emergency endoscopy, [...]

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Hevesi seeks judge change before sentencing

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Attorney General, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on March 10, 2011 | No Comments

The attorney for disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi was expected to file papers Tuesday arguing that the judge charged with sentencing the Forest Hills resident has a conflict of interest and another judge should hand down the sentencing, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said. Hevesi’s attorney, Bradley D. Simon, could not be reached [...]