Sources: Political agent Steve Pigeon will be charged with assaulting a girl | Crime News

But Pigeon will be transported to Buffalo for arraignment after surrendering to state police, four sources said.

Pigeon, 60, is a former chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee and a political consultant and lobbyist.

In October 2018, Pigeon pleaded guilty to federal charges of organizing an illegal political donation to the then government’s campaign. Andrew M. Cuomo. Neither the governor nor his campaign was ever involved in the affair.

He is due to be sentenced on December 14 in this case before US District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

In September 2018, Pigeon pleaded guilty in the State Supreme Court to bribing John Michalek while Michalek was a judge on the State Supreme Court. Michalek resigned after pleading guilty in June 2017. Pigeon is due in state court on January 21. Michalek faces conviction for his guilty plea for accepting bribes from Pigeon.

Pigeon has been under investigation by federal and state agencies since at least May 2015, when FBI and State Police agents raided his home and office in downtown Buffalo, seizing information. documents and computers.

Pigeon was first indicted in a federal criminal complaint filed on April 28, 2017. He pleaded guilty to federal charges on October 9, 2018.

Tony Farina, a Buffalo reporter who has known Pigeon for decades, told The News he spoke to Pigeon about the new situation twice on Wednesday.

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