From the NY Post:
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo today revealed the inner workings of an $800,000 pay-to-play kickback scheme at the state comptroller's office involving former Liberal Party boss Ray Harding and the selling of a state Assembly seat for Alan Hevesi's son.
The felony complaint alleges that Harding obtained the large amount in illegal fees on state pension fund investments as a reward for opening up a state Assembly seat for then- Comptroller Alan Hevesi's son and for over 30 years of political endorsements.
And from the Daily News:
Queens Democrat Michael Cohen has no plans to end his City Council bid despite being named today in AG Andrew Cuomo's felony complaint against former Liberal Party boss Ray Harding.
Michael Tobman, Cohen's political consultant, said his client is "still a candidate."
Tobman could not go very far in responding to Cuomo's allegation that Harding worked with unnamed aides to then-Gov. George Pataki to land Cohen a six-figure job with the Health Insurance Plan of New York in exchange for his agreement to give up his Assembly seat so Andy Hevesi could run for it.