NY politicians arrested in bribery scheme

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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith, D-Queens, speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. The FBI says Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested early Tuesday, 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 and Halloran found party chairmen who were open to receiving bribes. (AP Photo/Tim Roske, File)

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A high-ranking Democratic New York State senator was arrested on Apr. 2, along with five other politicians, and charged with trying to buy a place on the Republican ticket in city's next mayoral race, a part of a wide-ranging bribery scandal and reflected pervasive corruption in New York politics.

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