A U.S. judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in the case against a New York state senator accused of trying to buy his way onto the Republican ticket in the 2013 New York City mayoral race, lawyers in the case said.
A sprawling New York state corruption trial could be seriously delayed or even derailed by some 300 recordings of a Hasidic wheeler-dealer chatting in Yiddish.
Mark Stern is the Hasidic ‘fixer’ at the center of a giant corruption sting. The power of behind-the-scenes middlemen is fading as ultra-Orthodox take baby steps into public life.
The real estate developer who helped prosecutors crack a sprawling New York corruption case is a key Orthodox power broker in an upstate Jewish community.
A high-ranking Democratic New York State senator was arrested on Tuesday and charged with trying to buy a place on the Republican ticket in the city’s next mayoral race, an effort that prosecutors said was part of a wide-ranging bribery scandal and reflected pervasive corruption in New York politics.