By JOSH MARGOLIN, LORENA MONGELLI AND ERIN CALABRESE
Last Updated: 8:29 AM, April 2, 2013
Posted: 5:59 AM, April 2, 2013
State Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested this morning on charges they were plotting to rig this year’s mayoral election through fraud and bribes.
The pols allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith — one of the state’s top Democrats — placed on the GOP mayoral ballot, sources said.
FBI agents arrested them both at their Queens homes shortly after 6 a.m.
“I have no idea,” Halloran, in handcuffs, told a Post reporter when asked if he knew why he was being arrested.