A federal jury found Smith guilty on Thursday of all charges, including bribery conspiracy, wire fraud, use of interstate facilities to commit bribery, extortion and obstruction.
The Patriots and Seahawks wouldn’t be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren’t for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times.
In opening statements at Smith’s corruption retrial, a prosecutor said the Queens Democrat paid bribes to get permission from Republican leaders to run on the GOP line.
The mistrial covers Smith and Queens Republican leader Vincent Tabone. Former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran trial will continue.
The judge said that if enough jurors agree to serve through the delay — another two weeks — the White Plains trial can go on.
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.
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Smith allegedly paid off former City Councilman Daniel Halloran and top Republican Party bosses, believing running on the GOP line would help his chances at winning City Hall.
The jury in the trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith will have to figure out the difference between a bribe and a campaign contribution.
New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith betrayed the people who elected him by trying to bribe his way into New York City’s mayoral ballot, a federal prosecutor charged Wednesday.
Prospective jurors in the corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith were asked Monday if they recognized any names on the witness list.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith is accused of trying to bribe his way onto the ballot says.
An indictment unsealed in Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday charges Wills, a Democrat, with a dozen crimes. They include scheme to defraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records.
Led by its All-Pro cornerback, Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary and the nastiest defense in the NFL proved the strength of the Seahawks was greater than the record-setting arm of Peyton Manning in their stunning 43-8 rout on Sunday night.
Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seahawks were surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone in that color stopped them all night.
The man said: “Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people with your own government.” He quickly walked away, and security converged on him.