Cambria questions legality of Pigeon’s home search

(Steve Pigeon)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The search of Democratic strategist Steve Pigeon’s home, which ultimately led to a nine-count indictment against him, is being questioned by defense attorney Paul Cambria.

The former Erie County Democratic Chairman Steve Pigeon’s home was raided in May 2015.

Cambria told News 4 he’s questioning the legality of that search — specifically, the way it was executed.

According to Cambria, Pigeon was only given a search warrant, but not the underlying papers for it, which he said are usually made available.

The Attorney General’s Office refused to provide him with the underlying papers, according to Cambria.

In June, Pigeon pleaded ‘not guilty’ to charges of bribery, grand larceny and official misconduct. Michalek admitted to felony counts of offering a false instrument and bribe receiving.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called the relationship between Michalek and Pigeon a “”multi-year, illicit, corrupt scheme.”

MORE | Read details of the alleged conduct of Michalek and Pigeon here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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