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Reports: Ex-NY Comptroller May Plead Guilty

Alan Hevesi (credit: AP)

Alan Hevesi (credit: AP)

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NEW YORK (AP) – New York’s attorney general said there was no deal yet to resolve possible criminal charges in a pay-to-play scandal involving the state’s former comptroller.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that ex-comptroller Alan Hevesi was poised to plead guilty to a felony corruption charge. The newspaper cited people with knowledge of the case.

The New York Daily News reported that the plea could come as early as Wednesday, but the attorney general’s office said no agreement was reached and that the case remained under investigation.

Hevesi’s lawyer was reportedly traveling in Europe and did not immediately return a phone message.

Some of Hevesi’s political associates have pleaded guilty to charges that they accepted kickbacks on state investment contracts.

Hevesi has not been charged and has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.

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