NY Judge Steps Away From Hevesi Case

Law360, New York (March 28, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT) -- A New York state court judge transferred former State Comptroller Alan Hevesi's corruption case to another judge Monday but said his friendship with the defense attorney's estranged father had nothing to do with his decision.

Judge Lewis Bart Stone of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, said the "counter-story" swirling around the recusal issue "dims" the case against Hevesi, who is accused of kickbacks in exchange for approving investments in New York's state pension fund.

Stepping aside would allow clarity...
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