Judge Denies Insanity Defense For Ex-City Councilman Halloran In Corruption CaseDan 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 To Commission: Political Corruption Is Out Of Hand In N.Y. StateU.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.
City Councilman Halloran Seeks To Have Bribery Charges DroppedNew York City Councilman Daniel Halloran (R-19th) wants bribery charges against him dismissed.
Lawmakers Taped In Corruption Probe NamedMalcolm 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 Charged With Embezzlement, Lying To FBIState 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.
Queens Councilman Charged In Corruption Case Won't Seek Re-ElectionCouncilman 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.
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.
Corruption Charges Could Mean Tax Hike In Spring ValleyThe village is hiring outside law firms at $200 per hour to handle the subpoena requests for documents, e-mails, and other potential evidence.
Halloran Faces Investigation From Own City Council ColleaguesAlready 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.
Mayor Bloomberg Tees Off, Hints Gov. Cuomo Partly To Blame For Albany CircusIt was the ultimate putdown of state lawmakers caught in the corruption spotlight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said they're not qualified to get real jobs.
De Blasio, Other Advocates Call For Reform In Wake Of Lawmakers' ArrestsState 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.”