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.”