Arrests May Signal NYC Election Bribe Probe Hit Its Apex

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT) -- The New York City election and real estate bribery bust that ensnared six politicos could spread to others, but the filing of federal charges could also mean that the two better-known lawmakers-turned-suspects had no interest in cooperating with the probe, an expert said Wednesday.

Now that state Sen. Malcolm Smith, D-Hollis — the former Senate Democratic leader — and his alleged accomplice, Republican New York City Councilman Dan Halloran of northeast Queens, have been accused of conspiracy and wire fraud, their willingness to cooperate becomes central...
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