Newly Disclosed Tapes Could Stop Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial
Defense attorneys argued Friday that the trial must be halted because more than 90 hours of secret recordings — including 28 hours in Yiddish — had been withheld by prosecutors until this week.
They’re accused of scheming to bribe Republican party leaders so Smith, a Democrat, could run for the GOP line in the New York City mayoral race.
Smith‘s attorney moved for a mistrial, the others for dismissal of the indictment.
Judge Kenneth Karas has made it clear he won’t postpone the trial so that it’s still going on through the 4th of July fireworks and said he’ll decide what to do on Monday, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories:
- N.Y. Attorney General’s Office Begins Probe Of Daily Fantasy Sports Sites
- Ex-UN General Assembly Head Among 6 Held In Bribery Scheme
- Woman Dead, Child And 3 Others Hurt When SUV Hits Pedestrians In Richmond Hill, Queens
- Family Demands Answers After Missing Man Found Dead In Hospital Bathroom
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)