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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Reuters: Six arrested in bribery probe of New York mayor's race

Six arrested in bribery probe of New York mayor's race

NEW YORK | Tue Apr 2, 2013 10:26am EDT

 

(Reuters) - Six New York politicians were arrested for their alleged role in a bribery scandal in which a prominent Democrat paid top Republicans for permission to run on their ticket in the city's upcoming mayoral race, prosecutors said. 

Democratic state Senator Malcolm Smith and five Republicans connected to the bribery scandal were arrested on Tuesday morning, an official at the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan said.

  

Prosecutors described the scheme as an attempt to game the city's first wide-open mayoral election in 12 years. New York will choose a new mayor in November, when Michael Bloomberg's third term comes to an end.

The charges include bribery, extortion, and wire and mail fraud.

Read the story at Reuters.com...

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