New York City (WSYR-TV) – A New York State Senator and a New York City Council member are among several people facing corruption charges resulting from an FBI investigation.
According to the FBI, Republican leaders in New York City were receiving bribes in an effort to have Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith’s name placed on the Republican ballot for mayor.
They say city councilman Daniel Halloran, a Republican, had received more than $20,000 to act as an intermediary between Smith and Republican city leaders, including Vincent Tabone and Joseph Savino.
In addition, the FBI says Halloran received about $18,300 in cash bribes and $6,500 in straw donor campaign contribution checks in exchange for steering up to $80,000 in New York City Council money to a company he believed was controlled by people paying him off.
Finally, Springfield Valley’s mayor, Noramie Jasmin, and deputy mayor, Joseph Desmaret, were given financial benefits, including partial ownership in a real-estate project for Jasmin and cash for Desmaret, in exchange for official acts.
A complete report is available on the FBI’s website