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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Alan Hevesi
Rapper Ja Rule has been getting advice behind bars from two once high-powered men: ex-New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi and ex-Tyco International CEO Dennis Kozlowski.
Former New York state Comptroller Alan Hevesi pleaded guilty to a felony corruption charge Thursday for accepting free travel and campaign contributions from a financier who wanted the state's multibillion-dollar pension fund to invest in his company.
Appearing in a Manhattan courtroom, Mr. Hevesi said he was sorry for his role in the pay-to-play scandal that has wracked one of the world's largest government pension funds.
"I deeply regret my conduct and sincerely and deeply apologize to the people of the state of New York, to the court, and to my family," he said.