From the Daily News:
Disgraced former Controller Alan Hevesi will spend up to four years in prison for his role in a massive state pension fund pay-to-play scandal.
Despite his lawyer’s plea for leniency, Hevesi received a 1 to 4 years prison sentence this morning from Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Michael Obus.
His three children, including Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) and former state Sen. Dan Hevesi, were in court watching as their father was led away in handcuffs.
"I will never forgive myself,” Hevesi told the judge. “I will live with this shame for the rest of my life."
"I have publicly disgraced myself and caused my family and friends to suffer."
He also apologized to the people of New York.
"I am truly sorry for my illegal conduct,” Hevesi said. “I violated their trust and I take full responsibility for my indiscretion."
The 71-year-old Democrat is believed to be the first statewide elected official to be sentenced to prison for corruption stemming from his job.