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.
WCBS 880: Jurors Watch Video Of Undercover Agents Discussing Alleged Bribe Scheme With Malcolm Smith
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.
A former New York City councilman outlined a plan to an undercover FBI agent to help get a state senator elected mayor by using a combination of legitimate payments and bribes, according to a recording played in court Tuesday.
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.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith is accused of trying to bribe his way onto the ballot says.
Preet Bharara’s office will move aggressively to complete the Moreland Commission’s “important and unfinished work” investigating New York political corruption, he said.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a new state commission Tuesday night that recent corruption in New York state politics infects state and local officials of both major parties, and has reached intolerable proportions.
The jury’s latest question reveals confusion as they try to sort through the political wheeling and dealing that left Bloomberg’s re-election campaign out $1.1 million in the mayor’s own money.
Put simply, prosecutors say John Haggerty stole money from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
It could be a political game changer. A scathing report about corruption that stretches from Albany to Aqueduct has raised serious questions about New York lawmakers. Will it impact campaign 2010?