Aldus Equity, Top Lobbyist Settle Pay-To-Play Probe

Law360, New York (December 8, 2010, 8:22 PM EST) -- Influential Albany, N.Y., lobbyist Patricia Lynch agreed to a five-year ban from meeting with the state comptroller on Wednesday in a settlement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo that also calls for her firm to pay $500,000 to end a probe into her ties to corruption at the state pension fund.

Cuomo also reached a deal with Aldus Equity Partners LP on Wednesday that calls for the pension fund adviser to return $1 million in cash to the state and to forfeit certain fees and...
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