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Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.
Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was arrested for alleged bribery and corruption today, in thanks in no small part to the efforts of another Democratic assemblyman from the Bronx, who wore a wire for four years to help gather evidence.
For the second time in three days, a member of the New York State legislature was arrested on bribery and corruption charges.
Until today, the biography on Stevenson's official site said "He currently works for the New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn."
The wide-ranging corruption scandal involving State Senator Malcolm Smith and City Councilman Dan Halloran was knocked off the tabloid front pages this morning by Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno.
A City Council candidate on Manhattan's West Side is calling for the resignation of Dan Halloran, the Republican councilman from Queens arrested for his alleged role in a wide-ranging bribery and corruption scandal that led to the arrest of six politicians yesterday.
Why the arrest of Malcolm Smith is problematic for Andrew Cuomo. [Josh Benson]
The scene in White Plains, where Smith et al went before a judge. [Reid Pillifant]
"Malcolm Smith was all right until he left the Democratic Party," said Rep. Charlie Rangel.
Almost everyone featured State Senator Malcolm Smith as the main culprit trying to scheme his way into the New York City mayor's race. But it's Smith's role in the State Senate that apparently gave other newspapers around the state to write about the mostly New York City-based scandal.
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended his strategy of "proactive" engagement and "limited" pat-downs of suspects but carefully avoided using the word "frisk," during a speech at the National Action Network's 22nd annual conference, in Midtown this morning.