It’s unclear when ex-New York state Comptroller Alan Hevesi will be sentenced for accepting free travel and campaign contributions in exchange for awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in pension fund money.
Comptroller John Liu says “pensioners as well as taxpayers deserve to know how their money is being invested and spent.”
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said overall costs for anti-terror projects have risen 44 percent. They include reinforcing bridges, tunnels and stations and electronic surveillance and fire ventilation projects.
Henry “Hank” Morris was sentenced Thursday by a judge in Manhattan.
The New York comptroller’s office has not audited the State Police fleet since 1992 and has no immediate plans to do that. It has in the past decade looked at a dozen other agencies’ vehicle use and controls, spokesman William Reynolds said.
The State Comptroller reported that New York City’s economy is recovering faster from the recession than the rest of the state and nation.
One of the commission’s major powers is to decide in which banks millions and millions in city revenues are deposited.
A Republican former hedge fund manager who says New York’s finances need fixing is challenging the Democratic incumbent who says he’s cleaned up the mess he inherited.
There are two nail-biting statewide races in New York state, and New York City Mayor Bloomberg is trying to make a difference in one of them.
Auditors say the Turnpike Authority paid its employees $30 million in unjustified bonuses and squandered millions on health insurance while tolls increased.
Former NY state comptroller Hevesi has pleaded guilty to a felony corruption charge for taking gifts while running the state’s multibillion dollar pension fund.
There was no deal yet to resolve possible criminal charges in a pay-to-play scandal involving the state’s former comptroller.