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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, 5 other politicians arraigned

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret exits

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret exits federal court in White Plains. Desmaret and five co-defendants, including state Sen. Malcolm Smith, face corruption and fraud charges. (April 23, 2013) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret are due in federal court Tuesday to enter pleas on public corruption charges. Jasmin, Desmaret and four other political figures -- state Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat; New York City Republican Councilman Daniel Harlan; Bronx GOP boss Joseph Savino; and Queens GOP vice chairman Vincent Tabone -- were indicted April 18 by a federal grand jury in White Plains for their alleged roles in a complex corruption conspiracy.

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret exits
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Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret exits federal court in White Plains. Desmaret and five co-defendants, including state Sen. Malcolm Smith, face corruption and fraud charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves the Charles
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains after being arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret leaves
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Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret leaves the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains after being arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves the Charles
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains after being arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves the Charles
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains after being arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

New York City Councilman Dan Halloran exits federal
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New York City Councilman Dan Halloran exits federal court in White Plains. (April 22, 2013)

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret walks
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Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret walks into the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains to be arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Queens GOP vice chairman Vincent Tabone leaves the
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Queens GOP vice chairman Vincent Tabone leaves the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains after being arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran leaves the Charles
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Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran leaves the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains after being arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

State Sen. Malcolm Smith exits federal court in
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith exits federal court in White Plains after being arraigned. Smith and five co-defendants face corruption and fraud charges. (April 23, 2013)

Queens GOP vice chairman Vincent Tabone, right, leaves
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Queens GOP vice chairman Vincent Tabone, right, leaves the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains after being arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Bronx GOP boss Jay Savino, left, arrives at
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Bronx GOP boss Jay Savino, left, arrives at federal court in White Plains to be arraigned. He and five co-defendants face corruption and fraud charges. (April 23, 2013)

State Sen. Malcolm Smith arrives at federal court
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith arrives at federal court in White Plains to be arraigned. Smith and five co-defendants face corruption and fraud charges. (April 23, 2013)

Protesters gather outside the courthouse in White Plains
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Protesters gather outside the courthouse in White Plains while six politicians are arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

The media gather outside the Charles L. Brieant
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The media gather outside the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains to cover several politicians being arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Protesters gather outside the courthouse in White Plains
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Protesters gather outside the courthouse in White Plains while politicians are arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Protesters gather outside the courthouse in White Plains
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Protesters gather outside the courthouse in White Plains while six politicians are arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Demonstrators protest outside federal court in White Plains
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Demonstrators protest outside federal court in White Plains while six politicians are arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret, center,
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Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret, center, arrives at federal court in White Plains to be arraigned. He and five co-defendants face corruption and fraud charges. (April 23, 2013)

State Sen. Malcolm Smith arrives at federal court
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith arrives at federal court in White Plains to be arraigned. Smith and five co-defendants face corruption and fraud charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin exits federal court
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin exits federal court in White Plains after being arraigned. She and five co-defendants face corruption and fraud charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret, center,
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Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret, center, walks into the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains to be arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret, center,
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Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret, center, walks into the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains to be arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret walks
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Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Desmaret walks into the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains to be arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin walks into the
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin walks into the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse in White Plains to be arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, right, walks into
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, right, walks into the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains to be arraigned on corruption charges. (April 23, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, a day after
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, a day after being arrested and charged in a complex bribery and corruption scandal, speaks during a news conference at Spring Valley Village Hall. (April 3, 2013)

Sources tell News 12 that Rockland County real
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Sources tell News 12 that Rockland County real estate developer Moses Stern has been cooperating with the FBI for nearly two years, and helped lead to the arrests of six local politicians.

The neighboring home of Moses Stern was previously
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The neighboring home of Moses Stern was previously owned by Stern and sold at an inflated price of nearly 2 million dollars to his brother-in-law. (April 5, 2013)

Moses Stern's home on Remsen Avenue in Monsey.
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Moses Stern's home on Remsen Avenue in Monsey. (April 5, 2013)

A fence is raised in front of the
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A fence is raised in front of the home of Moses "Mark" Stern in Remsen Avenue in Monsey. (April 4, 2013)

A fence is raised in front of the
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A fence is raised in front of the home of Moses "Mark" Stern in Remsen Avenue in Monsey. (April 4, 2013)

Moses
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Moses "Mark" Stern's house is seen at 35 Remsen Ave. in Monesy. (April 3, 2013)

DeMeza Delhomme, who is on the board of
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DeMeza Delhomme, who is on the board of trustees in Spring Valley, speaks about the corruption case involving the mayor and deputy mayor of Spring Valley. (April 5, 2013)

State Sen. David Carlucci speaks with the media
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State Sen. David Carlucci speaks with the media during a visit to Franklin Elementary School in Pearl River. (April 5, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves her office
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves her office after declaring her innocence during a morning news conference. Jasmin and several other public officials were arrested Tuesday in connection with a corruption and bribery scandal. (April 3, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves her Village
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves her Village of Spring Valley office after declaring her innocence during a morning news conference. Jasmin and several other public officials were arrested April 2 in connection with a corruption and bribery scandal. (April 3, 2013)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves her office
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin leaves her office after declaring her innocence during a morning news conference. Jasmin and several other public officials were arrested Tuesday in connection with a corruption and bribery scandal. (April 3, 2013)

Moses
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Moses "Mark" Stern's house is seen at 35 Remsen Ave. in Monesy. (April 3, 2013)

Moses
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Moses "Mark" Stern's property at 39 Remsen Ave., right, appears unkempt next to his property at 35, left, in Monesy. (April 3, 2013)

Building materials are seen at Moses
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Building materials are seen at Moses "Mark" Stern's house at 35 Remsen Ave. in Monesy. (April 3, 2013)

Longtime Spring Valley resident Clement Glaudin, 68, gives
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Longtime Spring Valley resident Clement Glaudin, 68, gives words of support to Mayor Noramie Jasmin as she leaves her Village of Spring Valley office. Jasmin and several other public officials were arrested yesterday in connection with a corruption and bribery scandal. (April 3, 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 after her arraignment on fraud and bribery charges in White Plains. (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 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 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)

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) leaves federal court
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) leaves federal court in White Plains. He 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. (April 2, 2013)

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) leaves federal court
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) leaves federal court in White Plains after his arraignment on fraud and bribery charges. (April 2, 2013)

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) is surrounded by
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) is surrounded by the media after being arraigned in federal court in White Plains after his arrest 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)

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)

Queens County Republican Party vice chairman Vincent Tabone
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Queens County Republican Party vice chairman Vincent Tabone 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)

New York City Council member Daniel Halloran leaves
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New York City Council member Daniel Halloran leaves federal court in White Plains after being 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

This property, adjacent to Village Hall, is allegedly
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This property, adjacent to Village Hall, is allegedly behind the FBI's investigation into Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret. (April 2, 2013)

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)

Bronx Republican Party chairman Joseph Savino, shown in
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Bronx Republican Party chairman Joseph Savino, shown in an undated image, was arrested on federal corruption 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)

In this July 24, 2012, file photo, New
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In this July 24, 2012, file photo, New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran speaks during a Board of Health public hearing in New York. Halloran was arrested Tuesday in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race. (April 2, 2013)

Mayor Noramie Jasmin was arrested by FBI agents
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Mayor Noramie Jasmin was arrested by FBI agents in connection with a scheme to aid a Democratic state senator's bid to gain the Republican nomination for mayor of New York City, according to a criminal complaint. (April 2, 2013)

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 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)

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin's office at Village
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Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin's office at Village Hall in Spring Valley. (April 2, 2013)

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