Sen. Malcolm Smith
Former state Sen. Malcolm Smith will spend seven years in prison for a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election.
Daniel Halloran, a former New York City councilman who was convicted of helping another politician buy a spot on the 2013 mayoral ballot, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran (R-19th) wants bribery charges against him dismissed.
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.
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.
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.
Queens lawmaker Malcolm Smith is now accused in a complicated shake-down bribe scheme of trying to buy himself a new Senate leadership role.
The village is hiring outside law firms at $200 per hour to handle the subpoena requests for documents, e-mails, and other potential evidence.
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.
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.
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.”