State Senator Malcolm Smith

Cowboys ride into annual Jump and Ball Tournament
Cowboys ride into annual Jump and Ball Tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/18/2013 at 12:30PM

LL Cool J’s ninth annual Jump and Ball Tournament in St. Albans had a dark horse. Cowboy Curly Hall and members of the Federation of Black Cowboys of Howard Beach mosied on to Daniel O’Connell Park on Saturday to meet young buckaroos and buckarettes, while the basketball games raged on. The tournament, an effort by [...]

State Senator Malcolm Smith, LL Cool J to hold Queens Jump and Ball Tournament
State Senator Malcolm Smith, LL Cool J to hold Queens Jump and Ball Tournament
News Liam La Guerre 7/31/2013 at 3:43PM

Despite his political troubles embattled State Senator Malcolm Smith will team up with rapper and actor LL Cool J again to present the 9th annual Jump and Ball Tournament. The event, which features basketball games and double-dutch tournaments, will be free to register and participate in, and will take place at Daniel O’Connell Park in Saint [...]

Politician pushing for tax-free Jamaica
Southeast Maggie Hayes 6/27/2013 at 4:34PM

Downtown Jamaica could be included in a tax exemption program that stands to give an economic boost to the area around York College. Governor Andrew Cuomo created and passed a program that installed tax-free zones in designated area around SUNY campuses. When State Senator Malcolm Smith caught wind of the new venture, he proposed getting [...]

Huntley speaks: Ex-State Senator alleges charges were in retaliation
Huntley speaks: Ex-State Senator alleges charges were in retaliation
Politics Terence M. Cullen 6/25/2013 at 9:58AM

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley says the investigation that led to state charges against her last year stemmed from political decisions she made in Albany. Speaking with political commentator Roy Paul in Springfield Gardens, Huntley — who is set to go to federal prison next month — said State Senator Malcolm Smith tried to have [...]

Queens pols among elected officials secretly recorded by ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley
Queens pols among elected officials secretly recorded by ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/08/2013 at 2:17PM

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley secretly recorded three Queens elected officials, among others, for federal authorities last summer, according to court documents. State Senators Jose Peralta and Malcolm Smith and Councilmember Ruben Wills were named in a memorandum unsealed by a federal judge this afternoon. The filing also named Brooklyn State Senators Eric Adams, John [...]

Halloran, Smith enter not guilty pleas
Halloran, Smith enter not guilty pleas
Politics Melissa Chan 4/23/2013 at 2:16PM

Two Queens politicians and a borough GOP boss pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, April 23 in a federal case alleging they conspired to rig the mayoral election, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilmember Dan Halloran and Queens County Republican Party Vice Chair Vincent Tabone face bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud charges. [...]

Indictment in Smith, Halloran mayoral bribery case
Indictment in Smith, Halloran mayoral bribery case
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 4/19/2013 at 7:54AM

A federal grand jury has indicted State Senator Malcolm Smith and Councilmember Dan Halloran for an alleged bribery plot to rig the mayoral race. Vincent Tabone, vice chair of the Queens County Republican Party, Joseph Savino, chair of the Bronx County GOP, Mayor Noramie Jasmin of Spring Valley, and the deputy mayor, Joseph Desmaret, were also named in [...]

Malcolm Smith back to work following bribery arrest
Malcolm Smith back to work following bribery arrest
Politics Maggie Hayes 4/17/2013 at 2:21PM

State Senator Malcolm Smith is back to work following his arrest earlier this month on corruption charges. “We’re serving the people just as we usually do,” said a Smith spokesperson. “We’ve been helping them as we always have.” On Tuesday, April 2, Smith was arrested along with Councilmember Dan Halloran for allegedly trying to rig [...]

Dan Halloran staffers resign following councilmember’s arrest
Dan Halloran staffers resign following councilmember’s arrest
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/10/2013 at 3:44PM

Embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran’s two top aides have jumped ship. Chrissy Voskerichian, the legislator’s chief of staff, announced her immediate resignation on April 8. John Mulvey, Halloran’s legislative director, also announced he is quitting as of April 12. “In leaving, I remain hopeful that the community will remember all of the hard work that went [...]

UPDATE: State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilmember Dan Halloran arrested in alleged plot to rig mayor’s race
UPDATE: State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilmember Dan Halloran arrested in alleged plot to rig mayor’s race
Politics Melissa Chan 4/02/2013 at 12:08PM

Two Queens politicians were among six officials arrested by the FBI Tuesday for conspiring to rig the mayoral election, authorities said. State Senator Malcolm Smith allegedly bribed county GOP leaders to let him run for mayor as a Republican, according to the Southern District U.S. Attorney and FBI. Councilmember Dan Halloran is accused of setting [...]