Sean Coffey

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Sean Coffey
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Former candidate for
Attorney General of New York
Military service
Service/branchNavy Capitan
State Attorney General 2010 elections
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Statewide elections, 2010
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John P. "Sean" Coffey (born 1956) is a retired Navy Captain and former federal prosecutor. On October 15, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat vacated by Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who ran for governor in November.[1] Coffey, however, failed to secure the party nomination on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, after receiving over sixteen percent of the vote.[2]


Comptroller donations

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."[3] 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.[4]



See also: New York Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary[5]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda 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%
Total Votes 661,296

Contact information

Campaign Address:
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

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