Slightly OT, but I can’t resist.
Here’s some important news for New York State citizens as we face TAX TIME. Emphasis mine.
Hevesi to be sentenced for felony today
ALBANY, N.Y. Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi is scheduled to be sentenced today for the felony that drove him from office in disgrace.
Hevesi resigned in December and agreed to plead guilty to a minor felony for using state employees as drivers and assistants for his wife. The plea ended an investigation by Albany County District Attorney David Soares, who had been presenting evidence against the Queens Democrat to a grand jury.
Under his plea deal, Hevesi will serve no jail time, but will pay a 5-thousand dollar fine and agreed not to file any appeal. Aside from the plea, he also has to pay the state back more than 206-thousand dollars for the use of the state employees.
Hevesi admitted to defrauding the government, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of one-and-a-third to four years in prison. He must submit D-N-A for the state’s criminal databank.
The state Legislature this week elected Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli to a four-year term as state comptroller, filling the vacancy left by Hevesi’s resignation.
The comptroller serves as the state’s chief financial officer. (Courtesy of WCAX)
This follows immediately after the day the Assembly appoints one of their own to replace him.
DINAPOLI’S DAY 1 DILEMMA: PENILE-IZE ‘JERKY’ SKI BUFF? Picture included of the winter sports enthusiast.