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Files of the investigation of Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists primarily of documents obtained by the Special Counsel to Governor George Pataki in connection with the governor's investigation of potential ethics violations made by then-New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi. Records were supplied mostly by the Office of the State Comptroller in response to subpoenas. Records were also supplied by the General Counsel to the Office of the New York City Comptroller in response to subpoenas, by the New York State Ethics Commission, and by other sources.
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Quantity:
13.25 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1967-2006
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 2003-2006)
Series Number:
B1941

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Administrative History

In October 2006, Special Counsel was engaged by Gov. George Pataki in order to conduct an independent review of the findings and conclusions of the New York State Ethics Commission regarding the actions and conduct of the New York State Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi. These actions and conduct were the subject of an October 2006 report of the commission related to the comptroller's use of state employees to provide transportation and assistance for his wife.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists primarily of documents obtained by David N. Kelley while serving as the Special Counsel to Governor George Pataki in connection with the governor's investigation of potential ethics violations made by then-New York State Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi. Records were supplied mostly by the New York Office of the State Comptroller in response to subpoenas. Records were also supplied by the General Counsel to the Office of the New York City Comptroller in response to subpoenas, by the New York State Ethics Commission, and by other sources.

Types and subjects of records include copies of subpoenas; financial records documenting expenses associated with the use of state vehicles and employees; employee time sheets and attendance reports; personnel files; employee salary information and payroll records; cell phone information and phone logs; email logs; schedules; spreadsheets and lists of chauffer activities and expenses; employee handbook; comptroller's schedules; correspondence with Attorney General Public Integrity Unit; and Carol Hevesi's medical appointments, insurance records, and calendars.

A significant amount of material related to alleged security threats to the comptroller and his family is also included. This material includes complaints and threatening correspondence; correspondence and emails in response to the comptroller's remarks concerning shooting President George W. Bush (June 2006); and threat assessment by the State Police.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

All records in this series are restricted with the exception of the contents of box #14 (Assurance in Continuance in the Matter of Alan G. Hevesi, Office of the State Comptroller, Dec. 12, 2006).This series may be used only with permission of the Executive Chamber, Counsel of the Governor.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1939, New York State Ethics Commission report in the matter of Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi, contains related materials.

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