Alan Hevesi released from prison

Posted at: 12/12/2012 12:17 PM
Updated at: 12/12/2012 12:27 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi is a free man.

He was released from prison this morning, after serving 20 months for his leading role in a scandal at the state's massive pension fund.

As comptroller, Hevesi was sole trustee of the fund now valued at nearly $150 billion.

The 72-year-old was granted parole in November.

He was released from prison in Oneida County around eight Wednesday morning.