The man behind one of New York state's largest pay-to-play pension fund scandals will face at least one more year in prison after he was denied parole Thursday.
Hank Morris, aide to former state Comproller Alan Hevesi, has been in prison since last March when he was convicted for his role in the pension scheme between the years of 2003 and 2006, which earned him a profit of $19 million.
Morris has since repaid that money, a stipulation of his sentence, and had tried this week for his for attempt at freedom. A three-person parole panel, however, decided that it was unsafe to let Morris out yet, saying that there is reasonable probability that he would break the law again.
Morris can try again for parole in a year, but could remain in jail until 2015.
At least he'll get to spend some quality time with Ja Rule.