10/08/2010 09:05 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hevesi Pleads Guilty, Implicates Top Aide, Exposes Albany Corruption

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 public office into the capital of corruption.

Speaking in Manhattan Supreme Court, Hevesi detailed how he abused taxpayers' trust to reap $1 million in improper benefits -- including lavish family vacations disguised by bogus charity invoices -- in return for steering $250 million in pension funds to a crony.