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Andy Hevesi Letter to the Judge

Andy Hevesi Letter to the Judge

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Andrew Hevesi104-60 Queens BlvdForest Hills, NY 11375
Honorable Lewis Bart Stone
 
March 24, 2011New York County Supreme Court100 Centre StreetNew York, NY 10013Dear Judge Stone,I am Alan Hevesi¶s youngest son who has modeled my entire life after my father, fromprofession to family. I have chosen to spend my life emulating my Dad because he is simply thetype of man I aspire to be. He is principled, strong willed, loyal (sometimes even to a fault),tough, smart, caring, a fighter for people in need, a fighter for his family, and a fighter for what isright. I have always seen him this way ever since I was a small boy.I no longer have the luxury of seeing him through the eyes of a boy, but now as a man whoknows Alan Hevesi better than anyone, with the possible exception of my brother, sister andmother. Despite his failures and mistakes, I will not now or ever stop believing in him. Not justbecause I love him as the man who, with my mom, raised, protected and loved me, but becausethese transgressions will never define my father.I know that you will be receiving other letters about my Dad that outline in great detail oneof the most distinguished records of accomplishment of any elected official in the history of theState of New York. However, it is not the totality of his record that is important, but theprinciples embedded within that define him as a man.I believe my father, writing the law that stopped emergency rooms from turning awaypatients, has saved lives. I believe the law he wrote requiring informed consent for medicalexperiments protected vulnerable people and residents of poor communities from being preyedupon. I believe my father writing the first hospice care law in the United States, modeled onEurope, has allowed thousand of New Yorkers to have care, comfort and dignity at the end of their lives. I believe the omnibus nursing home reform law he wrote protected senior citizensfrom the abuse and mistreatment that was rampant in nursing homes the 1970¶s. I believe thelaw he wrote creating the first heart and hypertension institute in New York has saved lives.I believe he was on the right side of history and was fighting against discrimination when hebecame the first statewide elected official in New York to support marriage equality. I believemy father, who enforced the MacBride Principles that discouraged investment in any companythat has discriminated against Catholics in Ireland, and who established the Ireland Peace Bond

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A letter from Alan Hevesi's youngest son, to the New York Supreme Court. Alan Hevesi was the comptroller of New York City and New York State until he plead guilty to charges of defrauding the government.
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A letter from Alan Hevesi's youngest son, to the New York Supreme Court. Alan Hevesi was the comptroller of New York City and New York State until he plead guilty to charges of defrauding the government.
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A letter from Alan Hevesi's youngest son, to the New York Supreme Court. Alan Hevesi was the comptroller of New York City and New York State until he plead guilty to charges of defrauding the government.
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