The court dates are piling up for Western New York political operative Steven Pigeon. Already in the midst of two separate felony cases, brought by the state Attorney General’s Office, the former Erie County Democratic Committee chairman now faces federal charges too.

According to a complaint unsealed Monday morning, Pigeon solicited and coordinated a $25,000 donation from a Canadian businessman to the re-election campaign of a candidate for statewide public office. Defense attorney Paul Cambria indicated that candidate, was in fact, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Under federal law, a foreign national is not allowed to contribute to any federal, state or local races, in order to minimize other countries tampering with American elections. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Pigeon and his client, who owns a Montreal-based online gaming company and was pushing for legalization in New York, attempted three times to make the contribution. The first time it was rejected because it came directly from a corporation, which violated state law, and the second time the contribution was rejected because it was coming from a foreign national.

“The third time however, proved to be a charm, as Mr. Pigeon and the foreign national, together orchestrated that the $25,000 campaign contribution be made through a U.S. citizen,” said Acting U.S. Attorney J.P. Kennedy.

That citizen, who allegedly was the middle man for the illegal donation, was a Florida attorney for the Canadian businessman, Cambria said. He said he recently was made aware of the federal inquiry.

“If somebody’s going to claim that that contribution was illegal, I think there’s a real question about that. Why aren’t all the other participants, direct participants being charged?” Cambria asked.

Kennedy said the investigation is ongoing, but noted again when asked about the culpability of the “statewide candidate,” the reelection campaign did twice reject the contribution. However, he did say any party that receives an illegal contribution can technically be charged.

“The statute does provide for any criminal responsibility if, basically, if you’re the contributor, if you accept it, if you solicit it, either directly or indirectly, as indicated here,” he said.

Cambria was insistent that both the Cuomo campaign and the Florida attorney were fully aware of the situation and he believes his client is being singled out.

“He’s expressed that, many times and feels that there’s political motivation going on, at least from the state’s standpoint,” Cambria said.

A campaign spokesperson said it was obvious in the complaint there was no wrongdoing from the Cuomo camp.

“As is made clear in public record, the campaign rejected donations we believed to be out of compliance with campaign finance laws.  We are assisting in this inquiry in any way that we can,”  New York State Democratic Party Executive Director Basil Smikle said.

Pigeon is headed to trial in September for another case, where he’s been charged with nine felonies for among other things, allegedly bribing a judge. He also pleaded not guilty last month to four felony election law charges, brought by the attorney general’s office.

While the three different cases are all separate, they did start with evidence state and federal investigators gathered during execution of a May 2015 search warrant.