Judge says former NY comptroller is in hospital

AP News
Posted: Mar 28, 2011 10:03 AM
Judge says former NY comptroller is in hospital

A judge says disgraced former New York state comptroller Alan Hevesi is in the hospital for an unspecified condition.

Hevesi was originally scheduled to be sentenced Monday for his role in influence-peddling at the state pension fund. The case has been transferred to another judge, and the next court date is April 4.

The 71-year-old Democrat could face up to four years in prison. He pleaded guilty in October to accepting campaign contributions and free travel in exchange for investing state pension money with a certain firm.

Hevesi's lawyer had asked the judge to recuse himself due to conflict of interest. The judge called the issue "meritless," but transferred the case nonetheless.