Evidence On NY Lawmakers Held Back As Probes Continue

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 1:36 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Wednesday bottled up evidence in a corruption case against two lawmakers — New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith, D-Hollis, and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Queens — as well as a mayor and political party bosses, citing ongoing investigations that could be hampered.

White Plains, N.Y., federal Judge Kenneth M. Karas signed off on a “blanket protective order” over the objections of lawyers representing Halloran, Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and former Queens Republican Party Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone.

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