Busted: Politicians Caught With Their Hands in the Cookie Jar

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Malcolm Smith

New York City Republicans were kind of hard up for a mayoral candidate, but not one who had to bribe his way onto the ballot. Still state Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, thought it was possible if he paid a "pretty penny" for it. But an FBI sting operation that led to his arrest on April 2, has set him on another path.

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