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April 2, 2013

A Democratic state senator conspired with a New York City councilman to buy himself onto the Republican ballot for mayor this year with tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to two Republican leaders, a prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced six arrests in a case he warned reveals a “show-me-the-money culture” at every level of New York government.

Malcolm Smith, 56, who has served at times as the state Senate’s majority and minority leader since becoming a senator in March 2000, was arrested along with Republican New York City Councilman Dan Halloran, 42, and four other political figures.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a news conference he believed public corruption in New York was “downright pervasive” and “a show-me-the-money culture seems to pervade every level of New York government.”

He read aloud what he said a recording device captured from a conversation last year when Halloran allegedly accepted a $7,500 cash bribe from a cooperating witness so Halloran could run for Congress.

“That’s politics … it’s all about how much … that’s our politicians in New York, they’re all like that, all like that,” Bharara quoted Halloran as saying. “And they get like that because of the drive that the money does for everything else. You can’t do anything without the … money.”

The prosecutor said: “These words should echo in the ears of every New Yorker who still holds onto the dream of honest government.”

Smith “tried to bribe his way to a shot at Gracie Mansion,” Bharara said, referring to the official mayor’s residence. “Smith drew up the game plan and Councilman Halloran essentially quarterbacked that drive by finding party chairmen who were wide open to receiving bribes.”

Smith, who serves on the state Senate’s transportation committee and is vice chairman of its finance committee, said in a statement that he’ll be vindicated. His lawyer, Gerald L. Shargel, said his client denies wrongdoing.

“Malcolm Smith is a dedicated public servant who has served both the state of New York and his constituents in an exemplary fashion,” Shargel said. “He steadfastly denies the allegations that are contained in the complaint.”

A representative for Halloran did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A criminal complaint filed in federal court in White Plains said that in meetings with a cooperating witness and an undercover FBI agent posing as a wealthy real estate developer, Smith agreed to bribe up to five leaders of Republican Party county committees in the five boroughs of New York City so he could run for mayor as a Republican, even though he was a registered Democrat.

Bharara said $80,000 in cash was promised or paid to Bronx County Republican Party Chairman Joseph Savino, 45, and Queens County Republican Party Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone, 46, who were both arrested Tuesday. The government said Halloran told the undercover agent that he wanted to get his “mortgage situation resolved” and to be named deputy police commissioner if Smith were elected mayor.

Besides the mayoral plot, authorities said the investigation also revealed a scheme in which Halloran received $18,300 in cash bribes and $6,500 in straw donor campaign contribution checks to steer up to $80,000 in City Council money to a company he believed was controlled by those who paid him the bribes.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fbi-arrests-ny-state-senator-nyc-councilman-18860811#.UVsv-ZO-2uI

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The day of birth rules ages 27 to 54.

Dan Halloran was born on March 16th, 1972 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Halloran

March 16th, 1972

So the number 16 rules his ages twenty-seven to fifty-four.

16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Stunning revelations.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Unpredictable.

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