James Cook, the former New York Islanders coach, is back behind bars in Cook county.
Cook, who pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges, is accused of using his power as the team’s head coach to funnel cash to the county executive, Anthony DeGiorgio, to help him get elected in 2013.
He was arrested Tuesday morning after he was stopped at a convenience store.
Cook was released on $10,000 bail.
The charges were filed on Monday in Cook Municipal Court.
Cook was a free agent when he resigned in November 2015.
He had been with the Islanders since 2006.
Cook coached the Islanders from 2000-2008.
He led the Islanders to three Stanley Cup championships, three consecutive Eastern Conference finals and a record 11-year run in which they won the Stanley Cup.
Cook has not been charged with any crime related to the Nassau County elections.