Thursday, February 17, 2011
By Azi Paybarah
Hank Morris, a top Democratic consultant to the former state comptroller, has been sentenced to "one and one third to four years in prison, the maximum sentence available by law," according to NYS Attorney General Eric Schneidmerman's office.
Morris was a key figure in the NYS pension scandal Cuomo launched four years ago, that ensnared the former comptroller, Alan Hevesi, Obama's car czar and Democratic fundraiser Steven Rattner, and numerous other figures.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
Hank Morris, once one of New York's most powerful political consultants, pled guilty to a felony in connection with New York State pension fund scandal. Morris, the top political advisor to former State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, admitted in court that he "intentionally engaged in fraud and deception" when he helped shape the scheme to sell access to the state's multi-billion dollar public pension fund.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Political consultant Hank Morris, once one of New York's most powerful political consultants, has pleaded guilty to a felony in connection with the New York State pension fund scandal. Morris admitted in court that he "intentionally engaged in fraud and deception," when he helped shape the scheme to sell access to the state's multi-billion dollar public pension fund.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
A key figure in the scandal involving the New York State Pension system has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge. Political consultant Hank Morris was accused last year of exploiting his relationship with former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, to extract millions of dollars in kickbacks from financial firms seeking a role in handling pension fund investments.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
From Andrew Cuomo's press release announcing Alan Hevesi pleading guilty to the pension fund scandal:
"Hevesi knew that [Hank] Morris had solicited Hevesi campaign contributions
from those doing business with the pension fund. Hevesi also admitted
knowing that, during his tenure as Comptroller, Morris was
simultaneously a paid placement agent in connection with pension fund
investments and that Morris steered pension fund investments to friends
and political associates."