Gov. Andrew Cuomo, former state attorney general, just released a statement on the sentencing of Henry “Hank” Morris. Cuomo investigated Morris, former Comptroller Alan Hevesi, former Chief Investment Officer David Loglisci, former Liberal Party Chairman Raymond Harding and others involved in pension-fund schemes while he was attorney general.
This is Cuomo’s statement:
“The sentencing of Hank Morris serves as a strong signal that it’s time to clean up Albany and the culture of corruption must and will end. The pay-to-play special interest culture is always unethical and often illegal. Morris claimed that his actions were business as usual in Albany. Let that serve as a warning. I applaud Ellen Biben and Linda Lacewell who worked on this groundbreaking case for three years. I also thank Attorney General Schneiderman for his professionalism and courtesy in allowing Biben to continue the case.”