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State Sen. Malcolm Smith charged in alleged election bribery plot

Posted: 10:35 AM, Apr 02, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-02 10:38:26-04

malcolm smith (CNN) — Democratic New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith, along with a New York City councilman and other people, have been charged with conspiracy to bribe public officials and other public corruption counts, a U.S. attorney’s office said Tuesday.

Smith, once the state Senate majority leader, is accused of offering bribes to state Republican leaders to get on the GOP ballot in the upcoming New York mayoral election, according to court documents.