New York State Senator Malcolm Smith is among six people arrested for allegedly trying to rig the Republican race for mayor of New York City. Smith, from Queens, and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran, were arrested by the F.B.I. this morning.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli have commented on the stunning arrest of fellow Democrat New York State Senator Malcolm Smith Tuesday morning. In a statement, Smith says he will be vindicated of charges that he plotted to rig the New York City mayoral race in a case that includes extortion and wire and mail fraud charges.