Alan Hevesi

Queens political hall of shame
Queens political hall of shame
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/19/2013 at 10:12AM

This New York City election season features not one, but two formerly disgraced politicians asking voters to give them a second chance. Former Congressmember Anthony Weiner, who announced he is running for mayor in May, and former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who launched his bid for city comptroller last week, were both forced to resign after sexual [...]

Former Comptroller Alan Hevesi released after 20 months in prison
Former Comptroller Alan Hevesi released after 20 months in prison
News Billy Rennison 12/12/2012 at 1:56PM

After serving 20 months behind bars for a pay-to-play scandal, former city and state Comptroller Alan Hevesi was released from prison with more than two years remaining on his sentence. The disgraced politician received the maximum four-year sentence in April 2011 after pleading guilty to corruption charges involving the state’s pension fund. Hevesi accepted $1 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/16/2012 at 7:49AM

Today’s Forecast Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. North wind 8 to 10 mph. Friday night: Clear, with a low around 42. North wind 6 to 8 mph. EVENT of the DAY: LIC Bar: Benefit for Long Beach/Rockaways Hurricane Relief Two longstanding sister restaurants, Austins Steak and Ale House in Kew Gardens and Bourbon Street in Bayside, [...]

Ex-Comptroller Alan Hevesi to be released on parole in December
Ex-Comptroller Alan Hevesi to be released on parole in December
News Billy Rennison 11/15/2012 at 10:47AM

After nearly two years behind bars for a pay-to-play scandal, former city and state Comptroller Alan Hevesi was granted parole last night, the state’s Department of Corrections said. Hevesi was successful in his second appearance before a state parole board and is scheduled to be released by December 19.  The 72-year-old will remain on probation [...]

Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death
Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death
News Jay Lane 12/02/2011 at 8:53AM

Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death Sean Bell’s fiancée Thursday urged the city’s top cop to sack all five officers who fired in the shooting frenzy that killed her beau on their wedding day in 2006. Nicole Paultre-Bell made the demand of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly after an [...]