You should know that in 2006 Alan Hevesi, being the comptroller of the state of New York was forced to resign from his position and reimburse the government ( the taxpayers) $ 206,000 (Two hundred and six thousand dollars) for having used government vehicles and government employees (drivers) to transport his wife to and from her medical appointments.
It is important for you to know that Alan Hevesi, before becoming State Comptroller, served as the NYC City Comptroller from 1994 to 2001. In 2003 he was then elected New York State Comptroller.
When Alan Hevesi was Comptroller of the City his wife Carol Hevesi became ill and underwent knee surgery, it was during that period that Hevesi used a driver and city vehicle to transport his wife to different medical appointments and physical therapy. The scandal exploded when Mr. Hevesi was a New York State Controller. To avoid serving time in prison Hevesi plea bargained with the state prosecutor and pleaded guilty to defrauding the government, resigned from his position, and paid a total of $ 206,000.00 for having used government resources for personal purposes such as the government vehicles and drivers.
Then Alan Hevesi, after that resignation, (years later) Hevesi faced more legal problems when he was again accused of corruption on other charges. In April 2011 he was sentenced to serve a prison term of 1-4 years.
You should know, that recently according to current events we have read about and seen that now the Honorable Mayor of New York City Bill DeBlasio; like Alan Hevesi, has been accused of using government employees and vehicles for personal, and family, use.
Mayor Bill DeblaSio is accused of using members of the NYPD for use in his political campaigns, to transport his wife, to help move his daughter and to drive his son to work.
If these allegations against Mayor DeBlasio prove to be true, then Alan Hevesi was a «Saint” in comparison to Bill DeBlasio.
Both these “servants of the people” violated the law, both used vehicles, employees, and government property for personal and family use. The only difference was that Alan Hevesi did it to transport his wife to medical appointments and Bill Deblasio to transport his wife and serve as movers and provide taxi services to his children abusing authority and using the NYPD and its members.
Mr. Alan Hevesi was made to pay $206,000.00 in restitution and resign for the use of government personnel and vehicles. Will Mayor Bill Deblasio be measured with the same ruler.? I wonder.
I am Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz and this is what you should know.