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Robert Stolarik for The New York Times State Senator Malcolm A. Smith was arrested Tuesday morning in Addisleigh Park, Queens. Readers’ Comments 'It's not new legislators that we need, it's better informed voters. I have always been amazed that these shady politicians get re-elected over and over.' Patrick kabasele, New York City Read Full Comment » Post a Comment » What the senator, Malcolm A. Smith, wanted to do, the other man explained, was going to cost ‘a pretty penny.’
‘But it’s worth it,’ replied Senator Smith, a Democrat, according to a transcript of the January meeting. ‘Because you know how big a deal it is.’
His plan, described by federal prosecutors in a criminal complaint unsealed on Tuesday, was as ambitious as it was audacious. Mr. Smith was going to bribe his way onto the ballot to run for mayor of New Yo"