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New York politicians arrested in mayor's race corruption probe

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at a news

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at a news conference announcing the unsealing of federal bribery and corruption charges against state Sen. Malcolm Smith, New York City Council member Daniel Halloran, Bronx County Republican Party chairman Joseph Savino, Queens County Republican Party vice chairman Vincent Tabone, Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret. (April 2, 2013) Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Federal prosecutors outlined an alleged massive bribery scheme to rig the New York City mayoral primary for state Sen. Malcolm Smith, who was charged along with two Republican leaders, a New York City councilman and two Rockland County officials.

A billboard marks the site of the planned
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A billboard marks the site of the planned Spring Valley Community Center in Spring Valley. (April 2, 2013)

This property, next to Village Hall in Spring
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This property, next to Village Hall in Spring Valley, is allegedly behind the investigation the FBI has brought against Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret. (April 2, 2013)

A portrait of Sen. Malcolm Smith hangs on
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A portrait of Sen. Malcolm Smith hangs on a wall outside his office at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. He was arraigned on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran leaves federal
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New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran leaves federal court in White Plains after being arraigned on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves the federal
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves the federal courthouse in White Plains after she was arrested on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, right, leaves federal
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, right, leaves federal court in White Plains. Jasmin and a Democratic state lawmaker were arrested along with four other politicians Tuesday in an alleged plot to pay tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to GOP bosses to let the Democrat run for mayor of New York City as a Republican. (April 2, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin returns to her
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin returns to her home in Spring Valley after being arrested in connection with a corruption and bribery scandal. (April 2, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin returns to her
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin returns to her home after being arrested in connection with a corruption and bribery scandal. (April 2, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves Federal Court
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves Federal Court in White Plains after being arraigned on Tuesday. Jasmin was arrested on fraud and bribery charges. (April 02, 2013)

Vincent Tabone, Queens County Republican Party vice chairman,
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Vincent Tabone, Queens County Republican Party vice chairman, exits Federal Court in White Plains after being arraigned on Tuesday in White Plains. Tabone was arrested on fraud and bribery charges. (April 02, 2013)

Joseph Savino, Bronx County Republican Party chairman, exits
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Joseph Savino, Bronx County Republican Party chairman, exits federal court in White Plains after being arraigned on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

Bronx County Republican Party chairman Joseph Savino exits
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Bronx County Republican Party chairman Joseph Savino exits federal court in White Plains after being arraigned on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

Vincent Tabone, Queens County Republican Party vice chairman,
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Vincent Tabone, Queens County Republican Party vice chairman, leaves federal court in White Plains after being arraigned on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

New York City Council member Daniel J. Halloran
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New York City Council member Daniel J. Halloran (center) leaves federal court in White Plains after being arraigned on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

State Sen. Malcolm Smith outside federal court in
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith outside federal court in White Plains after being arraigned on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

Sen. Malcolm Smith in January. The Democratic state
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Sen. Malcolm Smith in January. The Democratic state lawmaker was arrested Tuesday in an alleged plot to bribe GOP bosses to let him run for mayor of New York City as a Republican.

State Sen. Malcolm Smith leaves federal court in
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith leaves federal court in White Plains after being arraigned on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

Sen. Malcolm Smith leaves federal court in White
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Sen. Malcolm Smith leaves federal court in White Plains, N.Y. The Democratic state lawmaker was arrested along with five other politicians 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. (April 2, 2013)

State Sen. Malcolm Smith in a sea of
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith in a sea of media after being arraigned in Federal Court, White Plains, following his arrest on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

Sen. Malcolm Smith leaving Federal Court following his
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Sen. Malcolm Smith leaving Federal Court following his arraignment. (April 2, 2013)

New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran III was
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New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran III was arrested on April 2, 2013 in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race.

New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) speaks
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New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Albany. Smith was arrested April 2, 2013, in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that Smith "tried to bribe his way" into a shot at the New York City mayoral race. (Dec. 8, 2008)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie was one of six
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie was one of six people who were arrested as part of a public corruption investigation, the FBI says.

Vincent Tabone, Queens Republican Party vice chairman, was
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Vincent Tabone, Queens Republican Party vice chairman, was arrested on federal corruption and bribery charges after his alleged involvement in a scheme to aid Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith's bid to gain the Republican nomination for mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. (April 2, 2013)

Joseph Savino, shown in an undated image, was
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Joseph Savino, shown in an undated image, was arrested as part an alleged bribery plot aimed at rigging the New York City mayoral primary, officials said Tuesday. (April 2, 2013)

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret was
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Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret was one of six people charged in a corruption and bribery scandal, the FBI said. (April 2, 2013)

A chart is displayed by U.S. Attorney Preet
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A chart is displayed by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara at a news conference announcing the unsealing of federal corruption and bribery charges against state Sen. Malcolm Smith, New York City Council member Daniel Halloran, Bronx County Republican Party chairman Joseph Savino, Queens County Republican Party vice chairman Vincent Tabone, Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret. (April 2, 2013)

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at a news
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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at a news conference announcing the unsealing of federal bribery and corruption charges against state Sen. Malcolm Smith, New York City Council member Daniel Halloran, Bronx County Republican Party chairman Joseph Savino, Queens County Republican Party vice chairman Vincent Tabone, Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret. (April 2, 2013)

This property, located adjacent to Village Hall is
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This property, located adjacent to Village Hall is allededly behind the investigation the FBI has brought against Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Depty Mayor Joseph Desmaret. (April 2, 2013)

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