Former political operative Steve Pigeon may soon be behind bars.
The former Erie County Democratic chair pleaded guilty Tuesday to making an illegal campaign contribution to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The $25,000 donation was made during the Governor's re-election campaign in 2014.
As part of the plea, 58-year-old Pigeon admitted that while working as a political consultant and lobbyist he conspired to cause a foreign donation in a state election, violating federal law.
"Steve Pigeon undermined the transparency and integrity of the electoral process by funneling foreign money into a campaign", said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski.
Pigeon's plea comes two weeks after he pleaded guilty to bribing a judge.
Pigeon is set to be sentenced on January 25.
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