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Pataki: Hevesi Probe May Take Longer Than Week

Monday, October 30, 2006

Governor George Pataki says it may take longer than a week for his special prosecutor to decide whether the State Senate should try to remove State Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: Pataki responding to a State Ethics Commission's report that says the Comptroller broke the law, appointed former US Attorney David Kelly to look into the matter. Pataki who earlier said Kelly would report back at the end of the week, now says he's giving Kelly all the time he needs to determine weather there's enough evidence to begin removal proceedings in the Senate.

PATAKI: This can't be something you simple rush into. You have to make sure that every single possible consideration is given.

REPORTER: Hevesi who's appolgised for what he says was a mistake has vowed to stay in the race and let voters decide his fate on election day. In Albany, I'm Karen Dewitt.

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