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|Former candidate for|
|Attorney General of New York|
The New York Daily News reported in late-June 2010 that Coffey and his former law firm, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, benefited financially from donations to pension fund powerbrokers, among them disgraced New York Comptroller, Alan Hevesi. Both Coffey and his law firm donated as much as "$112,000 to the past three state controllers" at the same time they had been "hired to represent the pension fund in three major class-action suits." One of these cases was against WorldCom, which, following a nearly $6 billion settlement, netted the firm $336 million legal fees. While critics of the former prosecutor questioned these donations a conflict of interest, Coffey did not see any, arguing that he was merely supporting people who shared the views of both him and his firm of aggressively pursuing corporate misconduct.
- See also: New York Attorney General election, 2010
|2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary|
|Democratic Party||Eric Schneiderman||34.4%|
|Democratic Party||Kathleen M. Rice||31.9%|
|Democratic Party||Sean Coffey||16.4%|
|Democratic Party||Richard Brodsky||9.9%|
|Democratic Party||Eric Dinallo||7.4%|
Sean Coffey for New York Attorney General
P.O. Box 4533 Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
Phone: (212) 557-6100
Fax: (212) 557-6102
The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine was used to recall this version of the website from August 25, 2010.
- Securities Docket, "Sean Coffey Retires from BLB&G to Run for NY AG" 15 Oct. 2009
- Bloomberg, "Coffey Says He Won't Return to Law After Defeat for N.Y. Attorney General" 15 Sept. 2010
- New York Daily News, "Attorney General hopeful Sean Coffey cashed in big on donations, records show" 21 June, 2010
- New York Daily News, "Sean Coffey Colleague Said Big Comptroller Donations Were "To Get A Foot In The Door" 23 June, 2010 (dead link)
- New York State Board of Elections - 2010 Primary Election Results