April 3, 2013
New York Pols Caught Rigging Another Election
CBS New York
The six defendants nailed by the feds Tuesday certainly represent many levels of government. State Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, allegedly wanted to rig the 2013 mayoral race so he could run as a Republican. Republican City Councilman Dan Halloran reportedly helped arrange the bribes to buy Smith a waiver, and two Republican officials had their hands out, reportedly saying "show me the money and the waiver is yours."
Six highly-placed politicians are accused of using bribery to rig this year's New York City mayoral race.