NY state sen. says he'll beat corruption charges

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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith, D-Queens, speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. The FBI says Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested early Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that Smith "tried to bribe his way" into a shot at the New York City mayoral race and Halloran found party chairmen who were open to receiving bribes. (AP Photo/Tim Roske, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state lawmaker says he'll be vindicated of charges that he plotted to bribe his way into the race for mayor of New York City.

Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith said in a statement Monday that his record reflects 13 years of dedication, hard work and integrity.

A city councilman and four other political figures also are charged in the corruption probe.

The charges in the case include bribery, extortion, and wire and mail fraud.