Comptroller Aide Can't Duck Pension Fund Fraud: NY AG

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT) -- Efforts to dismiss an indictment against a top aide to former New York Comptroller Alan Hevesi have drawn a withering response from state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who said rampant corruption at the New York State Common Retirement Fund was no excuse for Hank Morris to line his pockets with $19 million in pay-to-play fees.

The brief from Cuomo's office, filed in the New York County Supreme Court on Friday, said Morris' excuse that pay-to-play schemes, while perhaps unethical, are not illegal and are a common...
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