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Ex-Bronx GOP chair pleads guilty in bribery scandal involving Queens pols
Ex-Bronx GOP chair pleads guilty in bribery scandal involving Queens pols
Politics Melissa Chan 11/13/2013 at 3:16PM

The former Bronx Republican chairman has pleaded guilty in the bribery scandal involving two indicted Queens legislators. Joseph “Jay” Savino admitted to accepting a $15,000 bribe in February from an undercover FBI agent to let Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith run for mayor as a Republican. Smith needed consent from three of the city’s five [...]

Smith, Halloran lawyers want some charges dismissed against embattled pols
Smith, Halloran lawyers want some charges dismissed against embattled pols
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/31/2013 at 2:15PM

State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilmember Dan Halloran and former Republican leaders appeared in court late last week to continue fighting federal charges. They all pleaded not guilty in April. Lawyers for the defendants are reportedly fighting to get some of the charges dismissed. They could not be reached for comment in time for press. Officials [...]

EXCLUSIVE: FBI questioned Queens pols last year over GOP probe
EXCLUSIVE: FBI questioned Queens pols last year over GOP probe
Politics Melissa Chan 4/03/2013 at 2:19PM

Councilmember Eric Ulrich and ex-Congressmember Bob Turner were two of many Queens leaders questioned in the FBI’s probe into the county’s GOP last year, The Courier has learned. “At some point during this investigation, I was questioned by the FBI, as were many other people,” said Ulrich, 28. “I told them what I knew on [...]