Sen. Malcolm Smith

Former New York City Councilman Dan Halloran (Credit: NYC Council)

Former NYC Councilman Daniel Halloran Convicted Of Bribery

Halloran was found guilty Tuesday in a scheme to bribe Republican party leaders so state Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, could run for the GOP line in the New York City mayoral race.

07/29/2014

Gavel (file / credit: clipart.com)

Attorney In NYC Corruption Trial Argues Vincent Tabone Didn’t Know He Was Taking Bribes

On Thursday, Vincent Tabone’s attorney gave the jury his take on the bribe payment scene that allegedly unfolded on Valentine’s Day last year.

06/05/2014

Former City Council Member Dan Halloran (Credit: New York City Council)

Judge Denies Insanity Defense For Ex-City Councilman Halloran In Corruption Case

Dan Halloran, a co-defendant in the trial against state Sen. Malcolm Smith, raised the question of an insanity defense as jury selection continued Tuesday.

06/03/2014

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit: justice.gov)

U.S. Attorney To Commission: Political Corruption Is Out Of Hand In N.Y. State

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.

09/17/2013

City Council Member Dan Halloran

City Councilman Halloran Seeks To Have Bribery Charges Dropped

New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran (R-19th) wants bribery charges against him dismissed.

08/07/2013

Former St. Sen. Shirley Huntley/file (credit: Shirley Huntley/NY State Senate)

Lawmakers Taped In Corruption Probe Named

Malcolm Smith of Queens and John Sampson of Brooklyn, two of those recorded, have already been charged with crimes including bribery and embezzlement, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

05/08/2013

Sen. John Sampson (credit: CBS 2)

State Sen. John Sampson Charged With Embezzlement, Lying To FBI

State Sen. John Sampson has been indicted on two counts embezzlement, five counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to the FBI, prosecutors announced Monday.

05/06/2013

City Council Member Dan Halloran

Queens Councilman Charged In Corruption Case Won’t Seek Re-Election

Councilman Daniel Halloran said Wednesday that he wouldn’t seek to keep his Queens seat in November’s election so he could focus on exonerating himself.

05/01/2013

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Troubles Continue For Sen. Malcolm Smith — Hit With Alarming New Charge

Queens lawmaker Malcolm Smith is now accused in a complicated shake-down bribe scheme of trying to buy himself a new Senate leadership role.

04/23/2013

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin speaks to reporters on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Corruption Charges Could Mean Tax Hike In Spring Valley

The village is hiring outside law firms at $200 per hour to handle the subpoena requests for documents, e-mails, and other potential evidence.

04/11/2013

City Council Member Dan Halloran

Halloran Faces Investigation From Own City Council Colleagues

Already hit with criminal charges alleging that he took bribes in a federal corruption case, New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran (R-19th) is now facing an investigation by his own colleagues.

04/09/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images),  Governor Andrew Cuomo (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Mayor Bloomberg Tees Off, Hints Gov. Cuomo Partly To Blame For Albany Circus

It was the ultimate putdown of state lawmakers caught in the corruption spotlight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said they’re not qualified to get real jobs.

04/05/2013

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

De Blasio, Other Advocates Call For Reform In Wake Of Lawmakers’ Arrests

State Sen. Malcolm Smith, City Councilman Dan Halloran and four others were arrested Tuesday in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called “an unappetizing smorgasbord of greed” involving “six officials who together build a corridor of corruption.”

04/03/2013

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin speaks to reporters on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Spring Valley Mayor Says Don’t Prejudge Her

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin was charged Tuesday with mail fraud in a complaint centering on New York City politics.

04/03/2013

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sen. Malcolm Smith Arrested In Alleged Plot To Rig New York City Mayor’s Race

There were three distinct parts to this public corruption and bribery scandal, but in all three money flowed freely and, at times, city and state funds — your tax dollars — paid the freight.

04/02/2013

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