BALLSTON, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says he’s unsure if he will recommend jail time for former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi.

The disgraced Democrat pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to charges that he accepted free travel and campaign contributions from a financier seeking state pension fund investments.

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Cuomo says his recommendation may depend partly on whether Hevesi fulfills a promise to cooperate with the probe.

Carl Paladino, Cuomo’s Republican candidate in the governor’s race, has accused the attorney general of going soft on political allies accused of wrongdoing.

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The targets in the Hevesi probe were Democrats, but Cuomo’s office has not played a role in investigating another scandal involving a lucrative gambling contract at the Aqueduct race track.

Cuomo says that by the time he became aware of possible problems, federal officials had already opened an investigation.

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