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Ray Harding, former head of NY Liberal party, pleads guilty to taking $800K in pension fund scandal
|Last Edited||nystate63 Oct 07, 2009 08:42am|
|Media||Newspaper - New York Daily News|
|News Date||Tuesday, October 6, 2009 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||BY Kenneth Lovett |
DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF
Updated Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 1:29 PM
ALBANY - The former head of the state Liberal party pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking $800,000 in pay-to-play fees in the state pension fund scandal.
Ray Harding, who quietly registered as a financial broker several years ago, admitted in Manhattan Supreme Court he got the money as a "reward" for his support of former state Controller Alan Hevesi.
Harding said Hank Morris, Hevesi's political guru, made him a middleman on some deals so he could reap the fees.
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