In the end, their guilty pleas were for misdemeanor charges. But the cases involving Kristy Mazurek and David Pfaff may have a wider impact. "I have been writing about these kinds of things for 25 years," said Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy. "And, finally, they're now coming home to roost." As McCarthy points out, prosecutors have often overlooked suspicions of illegal campaign coordination. In the cases of Pfaff and Mazurek--and their connection with Steve Pigeon--it took the state Attorney General to pursue the case.