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FILE - In this July 24, 2012 file photo, New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran III speaks during a Board of Health public hearing in New York. Halloran and New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith were arrested Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NY politicians arrested in bribery scheme

A high-ranking Democratic New York State senator was arrested on Apr. 2, along with five other politicians,

and charged with trying to buy a place on the Republican ticket in

city's next mayoral race, a part of a

wide-ranging bribery scandal and reflected pervasive corruption in New

York politics.