Former Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Steve Pigeon is already facing a trial on charges that he bribed former State Supreme Court Justice John MIchalek. Now Pigeon is facing new felony charges that were revealed in State Supreme Court. Pigeon and two others, David Pfaff and Kristy Mazurek, are charged with a four county felony complaint alleging the three "knowingly and willfully" engaged in Illegal Campaign Coordination. The New York State Attrney General's Office accuse the three of using an unauthorized political committee to illegal fund local cmpaigns which exceeded contributions limits. State prosecutors also accuse the three of filing false Campaign Finance Disclosure Reports to the New York State Board of Elections. The three defendants were released on their own recognizance. Defense Attorney Joel Daniels, who is representing Kirsty Mazurek, told reporters that he expects a "favorable" outcome for all three.
Steve Pigeon facing Federal election violations
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Steve Pigeon, the former Erie County Democratic Chairman, is being slapped with federal charges accusing him of election law violations.
The charges stem from a campaign contribution to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The allegation is that Pigeon helped a Canadian businessman funnel money to the Cuomo campaign.
Paul Cambria, Pigeon's attorney, says this is not an indictment, rather “a federal complaint made by a single FBI agent which is a typical way of starting charges.”
In April, Pigeon and two others were hit with felony charges accusing that they "knowingly and willfully" engaged in illegal campaign coordination.
Pigeon is also awaiting a trial on charges that he bribed former State Supreme Court Justice John Michalek.