By Gabriela Resto-Montero
MANHATTAN — Disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi has lost his freedom — and his hair.
The man who once controlled New York's finances started his prison term for accepting $1 million to funnel public pension funds to a private equity firm as inmate 11-R-1334 at upstate's Ulster Correctional facility.
A mug shot released by the state's Correctional Services Tuesday showed a solemn — and bald — Hevesi, freshly shaved in accordance wth the jail's health and safety rules, according to the New York Daily News.
Hevesi, 71, who served as the state's Comptroller from Jan. 2003 through Dec. 2006 and also ran for mayor of New York City, was given the maximum of one to four years in prison on Friday.
The disgraced politician pleaded guilty to the charges in Manhattan Supreme Court in Dec. 2010.