Tuesday, December 26, 2006
The N.Y.Times reports that Alan G. Hevesi, comptroller for New York State, resigned from office and also plead guilty to a felony. The alleged wrongdoing involved conduct related to using an office employee for work outside of his state responsibilities (e.g., chauffeuring his wife) (see N.Y. Sun - AP here). The ironic aspect to this incident is that the N.Y. State Comptroller "audits State Agencies, Public Authorities, and all local governments in New York State, including New York City." Hevesi, a long-time state employee, will not receive jail time, but will resign from office. It appears that in New York, no one is immune from scrutiny.