In April of 2011, Hevesi was sentenced to one to four years in jail for his involvement in a massive kickback scheme involving the state pension fund. Hevesi would invest money from the fund in businesses in return for gifts and favors.
This was Hevesi’s second request for parole. He will be on parole until 2015, will be under a curfew, and cannot leave the state without permission.
A native of Forest Hills, Hevesi served in the Assembly from 1971 to 1993. From 1994 to 2003, he served as city comptroller, and in 2003 was elected to the post of state comptroller.
He was subsequently re-elected in 2006, but resigned amid scandal before taking office.