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State Sen. Malcolm Smith, city Councilman Halloran arrested in 'bribery plot' to rig mayor race
New York Post ^ | April 2, 2013 | By JOSH MARGOLIN, LORENA MONGELLI AND ERIN CALABRESE

Posted on 04/02/2013 8:13:06 AM PDT by yoe

State Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested this morning on charges they were plotting to rig this year’s mayoral election through fraud and bribes.

The pols allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith — one of the state’s top Democrats — placed on the GOP mayoral ballot, sources said.

FBI agents arrested them both at their Queens homes shortly after 6 a.m.

[snip] Prosecutors are planning to lay out the whole sordid scheme during a news conference later today.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2013electionfraud; 2013votefraud; cultureofcorruption; danhalloran; democratscandals; howtostealanelection; malcolmsmith; namethatparty; newyork; nothingtoseehere; ratcrime
The pols allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith — one of the state’s top Democrats — placed on the GOP mayoral ballot, sources said.

Don't let the media try to fool you on this one....watch it carefully...read this article and all those to come...should be fun.

1 posted on 04/02/2013 8:13:06 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Bloomberg doesn’t want any competition.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 8:16:59 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: yoe
Actual title:

State Sen. Malcolm Smith, city Councilman Halloran arrested in 'bribery plot' to rig mayor race

I wonder what happened to change it.

3 posted on 04/02/2013 8:20:22 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: struggle

Bloomberg isn’t running again.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 8:22:06 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: yoe

Sounds like more Republicans are going to bite the dust over this one than Democrats.

Are there any Tea Partiers in NY? Sounds like they need some.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: yoe
This level of corruption is utterly ordinary in NYC politics. $25K? Don't bother me with small change— how much money changes hands just for illegal voting? So the question becomes, "Who wanted these guys out of the way?"

My first guess, without going into the details, many of which aren't yet visible anyway, would be Cuomo. My second guess would be Bloomberg.

I regret to say that I assume nowadays that cases are not prosecuted to do justice for its own sake. The flat-foots at the FBI and NYPD do the hard work of investigation, and then the political people decide which cases to pursue based on the need to protect some pols and eliminate others. In a case like this, politics finds its way into the investigation as well, since many of the bribes would not have been offered without undercover agents prompting or even suggesting them.

6 posted on 04/02/2013 8:26:49 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: yoe

There certainly seems to be a higher rate of corruption and improprieties among black elected officials.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 8:26:51 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: All
1/11/13 NY Post op-ed---Albany’s latest stench

EXCERPT Reports of political rot in Albany keep a-comin’ — with revelations this week by The NY Post of probes of top Democrats in a sleazy deal that, by his own admission, even ensnared ex-Gov. David Paterson. For starters, the feds are investigating whether state Sens. John Sampson and Malcolm Smith, and others, were involved in a scheme to steer a multibillion-dollar contract to a politically juiced firm, AEG, to run a racino at Aqueduct Race Track.

SOURCE http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/albany_latest_stench_Uxz4IVm0HK3aI3of8pGXuI

8 posted on 04/02/2013 8:31:09 AM PDT by Liz
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To: yoe

Authorities arrested five Republicans: City Councilman Daniel Halloran, Queens County Republican Party Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone, Bronx County Republican Party Chairman Joseph Savino, Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 8:35:57 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: yoe

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thx.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 8:50:57 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Twotone

“Sounds like more Republicans are going to bite the dust over this one than Democrats.”

They are two sides of a bad penny. Symptomatic of a political system that is corrupt beyond our wildest imaginations! Probably better in Kiokuk, Iowa, but not good there either!


11 posted on 04/02/2013 8:58:28 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“There certainly seems to be a higher rate of corruption and improprieties among black elected officials.”

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner! You’ve broken the code. RAT run cities, bad, BLACK RAT run cities, and order of magnitude worse. Go Google any major city’s list of mayors. The were running well until the RATs started winning the mayor’s office, then the BLACK RATs took over and it was downhill, full speed to bankruptcy (Just take a look at Detroit for starters, or even Oakland, CA). Black “leaders” make a corkscrew look straight by comparison.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 9:08:05 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Yep, & amen to it. So where are those Tea Partiers?!


13 posted on 04/02/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

“Yep, & amen to it. So where are those Tea Partiers?!”

Are there any in New York? But as an aside, the Tea Party has brought us some “klinkers.” Not corrupt, just flawed so the voters passed on their candidacy. I intensely hate the GOPe, but the Tea Party has a way to go in vetting candidates that are both conservative and competent. We would be in control of the US Senate today if it were not for Angle, Mourdock, Akin, and O’Donnell. The loony Right is as bad as the loony Left. It’s a Hobson’s Choice. You get a GOPe moron who operates like Boner, or you waste your vote on someone who has no chance of being elected because he articulates view that people can’t accept.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 9:29:01 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi; yoe; vette6387

There certainly seems to be a higher rate of corruption and improprieties among black elected officials.

15 posted on 04/02/2013 9:39:09 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Three of those arrested are black and three are white.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 10:29:26 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: drjimmy

“Three of those arrested are black and three are white.”

Now keep expanding your search.

Look at the elected officials that the Feds have either brought down in recent months (Nagin, Kilpatrick, Jackson), and currently investigating Gray in DC.

Look at the elected officials that have been found corrupt in the past (Barry, Mayor of Birmigham, and a myriad of lesser elected black officials that we regularly read about).

Look at the Congress members recently coming under ethics investigations (Waters, Rangel).

There is a higher rate of corruption among black officials. This is obvious. We should not be afraid to voice the truth.

But, to address the specifics of your three black official-three white officials in the present case, there are far more white New York state Senators than there are black New York state Senators. Thus, the three corrupt black Senators represents a higher rate of corruption among the New York state Senators than the white rate.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 10:48:05 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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18 posted on 04/02/2013 1:23:53 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: yoe

New York may be the place to be for finance, theater, sports, etc., but you guys don’t hold a candle to Chicago, Boston or even Los Angeles when it comes to political corruption.

On a scale of 1 to 10, this one registers a 1 on corruption, but maybe a 7 or 8 on stupidity!


19 posted on 04/02/2013 1:28:44 PM PDT by ssaftler (Whatever goes wrong for the next 20 years: "It's Obama's fault")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
First, read the article. There is only one state senator involved in this. The rest are city office holders and Republican Party leaders.

Second, have you already forgotten guys like Rod Blagojevic, Bob Ney, Duke Cunningham, Jim Trafficant, Dan Rostenkowski, Mario Biaggi, all the guys busted in the Abscam sting, etc.? As there are becoming more black officeholders, there are becoming more corrupt black officeholders. After all, as Mark Twain put it, "There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress."
20 posted on 04/02/2013 2:49:53 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: yoe

Democrats running as Republicans has a long ignoble history in NYC and in Louisiana


21 posted on 04/02/2013 3:43:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Linda Frances

5 Republicans arrested

of course the Democrats seem to run the NYC GOP


22 posted on 04/02/2013 3:45:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: yoe
Here is a story about the mayor of New Rochelle conspiring to cause the rundown of the historic Armory building currently maintained by the veterans association.

According to the veterans association, they submitted proposals to convert the Armory into a Veterans Performing Arts Center, but the mayor has his own plans to demolish the building and give the contracts to his family members and cronies. The veterans argue that the mayor has refused to repair holes in the ceiling, allowing the building to unnecessarily weather, he has allowed the theft of artifacts from the museum, and he has used bureaucratic tricks to move votes to unorthodox dates when the veteran sponsors are known to be on family vacations and unable to attend.

-PJ

23 posted on 04/02/2013 4:03:43 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: yoe; Revolting cat!

24 posted on 04/02/2013 4:59:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: drjimmy

On paper, the former Democrat Michael Bloomberg is also a Republian leader.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 5:01:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: yoe

yeah us republicans just make up stuff about election fraud.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 7:17:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks yoe.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested... allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith -- one of the state’s top Democrats -- placed on the GOP mayoral ballot...
There's *got* to be some reason Smith and Halloran are victims of racism here. /s


27 posted on 04/02/2013 7:54:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: yoe

Hey yoe, are you suggesting the GOP and Republicans government employees and assorted elected non-representative representatives are all honest and honorable?

Get f’n real.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 8:18:27 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“There certainly seems to be a higher rate of corruption and improprieties among black elected officials.”

Racist vbg


29 posted on 04/02/2013 8:41:38 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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To: CaptainK

We don’t know that yet. He may “change the rules” once again so he can be KING of NY.


30 posted on 04/03/2013 4:28:33 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Twotone

Yes there are, but we are few and far between.


31 posted on 04/03/2013 4:29:33 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GeronL
"of course the Democrats seem to run the NYC GOP"

All fixed!

32 posted on 04/03/2013 4:34:09 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GeronL; yoe

We had a similar thing happen in Florida - two (very leftist) Dems who knew they had no chance of getting elected as Dems in this heavily GOP area got the GOP to accept them as “converts” and sponsor them on the the ballot as Republicans. Needless to say, their positions remained asbolutely the same as they had been when they were Democrats, and they also continued the various corrupt schemes in which they had been involved as Democrats (influence peddling and bribery, mostly for developers). They both ended up on trial and IIRC at least one, if not both, got jail time. Oh...and they completely disgraced the GOP in this county and destroyed the GOP majority.

Republican party chairs have got to STOP accepting Dems into the party as candidates. Anybody with half a brain can see that the Dems in question are doing it simply to make an end-run around people in their own party, either other, more powerful candidates or their own party chairs, and I can’t imagine what could possibly convince GOP party officials to accept people like this.

This has simply never ended well.


33 posted on 04/03/2013 6:34:48 AM PDT by livius
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To: drjimmy; NotYourAverageDhimmi

The ‘devil’ is not racist, but he is an opportunist.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 6:45:23 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Ya think?


35 posted on 04/03/2013 11:53:05 AM PDT by rhubarbk (BHO = FUBAR)
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To: livius

It’s the Stupid Party for good reasons


36 posted on 04/03/2013 1:59:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NoGrayZone

LOL bite your tongue .

Shorty must go.


37 posted on 04/03/2013 3:42:09 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Of course he must. Unfortunately the turd believes he is king of NY.


38 posted on 04/03/2013 4:34:22 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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