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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

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Judge Declares Mistrial In Malcolm Smith Corruption Case

The mistrial covers Smith and Queens Republican leader Vincent Tabone. Former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran trial will continue.

06/17/2014

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Mistrial Motion Weighed In Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

The judge said that if enough jurors agree to serve through the delay — another two weeks — the White Plains trial can go on.

06/16/2014

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

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.

06/13/2014

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

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.

06/11/2014

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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

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Prosecutor In Corruption Trial: State Sen. Malcolm Smith Betrayed Constituents

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.

06/04/2014

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jury Selection Underway In Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

Prospective jurors in the corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith were asked Monday if they recognized any names on the witness list.

06/02/2014

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial Set To Begin Amid State Senator’s Re-Election Bid

State Sen. Malcolm Smith is accused of trying to bribe his way onto the ballot says.

06/01/2014

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

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Sources: NYS Legislature To Change Ethics Rules Following Back-To-Back Scandals

The embarrassing corruption scandals that took down a state senator and two assemblymen may finally lead to ethics changes. Sources told CBS 2 on Monday the Legislature is expected to make it easier for local lawmen to root out public corruption.

04/08/2013

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara explains the allegations to reporters. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Gang Of 6′ Accused In NYC Mayor’s Race Bribery Scandal Face Public, Political Uproar

At state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s Queens home a number of friends stopped by with food to help sustain him as he faces a raft of serious public corruption charges, including paying bribes to rig this year’s mayoral race.

04/03/2013