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'Remorse' for Crime: Must It Be Sincere?

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Sincere remorse is usually about the personal benefit one gains from giving voice, usually internally, to one's expression of it. However, in the justice system, I'm sorry to say, it's rather about what the remorse accomplishes strategically.

Ex-Comptroller Released From Prison

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A former New York state comptroller has been released from prison after serving 20 months for his leading role in an influence-peddlin...

The Prison Education Of Ja Rule

Posted 02.02.2012 | New York

AP-- NEW YORK-- Rapper Ja Rule has been getting advice behind bars from two once high-powered men: ex-New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi and ex-Ty...

Pension Fund Scandal Shows That Corruption Still Pays Well in New York

John W. Moscow | Posted 08.23.2011 | New York
John W. Moscow

In the NY pension fund scandal, we are at risk of seeing the principle of "equal justice for all" being savaged as people who engaged in really bad behavior seem to be getting off with remarkably lenient sentences.

Alan Hevesi Sentenced To 1-4 Years In Prison For Pension Scandal

Posted 06.15.2011 | New York

Former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi has been sentenced to one to four years in prison, the AP reports. Hevesi will head to jail for his ro...

Judge's Conflict, And A Hospitalization, The Day Of Pension Fund Sentencing

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Disgraced ex-state Comptroller Alan Hevesi was in a hospital Monday as he faced sentencing for influence-peddling at the state's massive p...

Hank Morris Is Going To Prison

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A former top political consultant to New York's disgraced ex-comptroller was led off to prison Thursday after being sentenced to at l...

Giving Thanks in New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Let's face it, when you count your blessings this year the first thing that springs to mind is not going to be the New York state legislature. Still, there's lots in New York to give thanks for.

Hank Morris, Hevesi Adviser, Pleads Guilty In Pension Fund Probe

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A once-powerful Democratic political consultant pleaded guilty Monday to a felony securities-fraud charge and admitted that he played...

New York's Sexy Race For State Comptroller

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Forget the likes of Carl Paladino, Andrew Cuomo and Chuck Schumer. The most interesting race on the ballot for those of us in New York City is the one for state comptroller.

Jail to the Thief

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Since Hevesi has turned out to be a crook, what politician can we believe to be honest? In China, such a person would be executed, but that is not the American way.

Hevesi Plea Reveals Albany Corruption

nypost.com | LAURA ITALIANO in New York and FREDRIC U. DICKER in Albany | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi yesterday pulled back the curtain on Albany's sleaze and dirty deals as he revealed in court how he turned his pu...

Meet Harry Wilson -- Candidate for NYS Comptroller

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

Last week I met and interviewed the individual who could be New York's future, and his name is Harry Wilson. If any one individual is capable of engineering New York State's government back to fiscal sanity, he will be the one to do so.

Betrayal of the Public Trust

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Alan Hevesi is guilty of much of what he has been accused of, even though it is unclear just what crimes, if any, he has admitted. However, the timing of the proposed plea bargain is less than perfect.

Sleeper Candidate?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The next eight weeks will show us whether the Republican candidate for comptroller can ignite widespread feelings against incumbency and the public demand for fiscal responsibility into support.

Your All-Purpose Guide to New York's Primary Election

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Next Tuesday, we vote. Here's a look at the contenders and pretenders in both parties.

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

It's hard to believe anyone with leadership and public spirit would be willing to hang around Albany. Cynicism and despair aren't going to get us anywhere, but there are days when you find it hard to feel anything else.

New York Senate Debacle: The Powerbrokers of 1965 and Pissants of 2009

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

The leadership stalemate of 1965 occurred at the start of the session, when bill expiration deadlines weren't looming. Pedro Espada's defection (facilitated by Hiram Monserrate) flushed months of hard-fought negotiations and legislative footwork down the toilet.