WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Prospective jurors in the corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith were asked Monday if they recognized any names on the witness list.
As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, nearly all said they knew just one of the names: former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Jury selection began Monday at federal court in White Plains. Smith, a Democrat, is charged with trying to bribe his way onto the Republican Party ballot line in last year’s mayoral election. He allegedly paid off former City Councilman Daniel Halloran and top Republican Party bosses. He needed three of the five county leaders to sign off.