I want to apologize for the people of New York State who have given me the extraordinary honor of serving them for 35 yearsN.Y. State comptroller pleads guilty Dec 22, 2006
What I intended to say was that Chuck Schumer is incredibly smart, courageous, willing even to stand up to the president of the United StatesNY politician makes major gaffe Jun 02, 2006
I deeply regret my conduct and and I sincerely and deeply apologize to the people of the state of New York, the court, and my familyFormer N.Y. state controller pleads guilty Oct 07, 2010
Alan G. Hevesi (born January 31, 1940) is a Democratic politician who served as a New York State Assemblyman from 1971 to 1993, as Comptroller of the City of New York from 1994 to 2001, and as State Comptroller for the State of New York from 2003 to 2006. Hevesi is originally from Queens, New York, and is of Jewish descent.
Hevesi was first elected State Comptroller in 2002 and won re-election in 2006. However, he resigned from office effective December 22, 2006, as part of a plea bargain with the Albany County Court. The plea deal called for him to plead guilty to one count of defrauding the government, based on his personal use of state employees to care for his ailing wife, in lieu of a grand jury indictment. In February 2007 Hevesi was sentenced to a $5000 fine and permanently banned from holding elective office again; he received no jail time and no probation.
Alan Hevesi is the son of the late Dr. Eugene Hevesi, a Hungarian-born leader in the American Jewish community who served as foreign affairs secretary for the American Jewish Committee and as representative to the United Nations for several Jewish NGOs. His brother is Dennis Hevesi, a reporter for The New York Times. His grandfather was Simon Hevesi, Chief Rabbi of Budapest prior to World War II.