US - New York State comptroller Alan Hevesi has admitted he "made a mistake" and fully expected the matter of his using a state employee to chauffeur his wife to be forwarded to the legislature.
Hevesi's job as manager of the state's pension fund could be on the line following accusations claiming he used a state employee to chauffeur his wife for over three years.
The New York State Ethics Commission said Hevesi was in violation of public officers law over the alleged incident.
In response the comptroller said, "I made a mistake. I am deeply sorry. I offer no excuses. I will continue to cooperate fully with any inquiry."
He noted he did not fully agree with all of the Ethics Commission's conclusions but hoped he will be judged on his performance as comptroller and his 35-year record of public service.
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