Ex-NY senator gets 7 years in prison for mayoral race plot

Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith arrives to federal court in White Plains, N.Y., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Federal prosecutors are asking that Smith be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty earlier this year in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election.

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