Patricia Lynch, Albany Power Lobbyist, Settles With Cuomo’s Office Over Pension-Fund Finagling

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Lynch will pay a $500,000 fine and agree to a five-year ban from appearing in the comptroller's office after having been accused of arranging for gifts and campaign contributions for corrupt former comptroller Alan Hevesi in order to woo the state pension fund to invest with her clients. [City Room/NYT]