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New York City mayoral hopeful busted

State senator charged with bribe scheme

New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran III, left, and state Sen. Malcolm Smith, right, were arrested Tuesday in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race. (AP file photos)
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New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran III, left, and state Sen. Malcolm Smith, right, were arrested Tuesday in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race. (AP file photos)
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NEW YORK — A Democratic state lawmaker was arrested along with five other politicians Tuesday in an alleged plot to pay tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to GOP bosses to let him run for mayor of New York City as a Republican. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called it an “unappetizing smorgasbord of graft and greed” that reveals a New York political culture defined by a single rule: “Show me the money.” Malcolm Smith, ...

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