Former New York Liberal Party boss Raymond Harding received $800,000 through state pension fund transactions in return for political favors, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo alleged in a criminal complaint yesterday.

Cuomo also announced that former hedge fund manager Barrett Wissman pleaded guilty to his role in the pay-to-play scheme and would pay $12 million in penalties and forfeitures. At the same time, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges against Harding and Wissman for their alleged participation in the scheme.

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