Former City Councilman Daniel Halloran shook hands, clinked glasses when making bribe deals: FBI Agent

This article originally appeared in The Daily News.
BY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, July 3, 2014, 12:29 AM
NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpiMICHAEL SCHWARTZ /FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWSTo consummate a dirty deal, former City Councilman Daniel Halloran “shook hands, clinked glasses and decided that half would be paid up front and the rest once it was done,” an undercover FBI agent testified Wednesday in the pol’s corruption trial.

To consummate a dirty deal, former City Councilman Daniel Halloran “shook hands, clinked glasses and decided that half would be paid up front and the rest once it was done,” an undercover FBI agent testified Wednesday in the pol’s corruption trial.

“He asked me for the money,” the agent told Halloran’s lawyer.

The Queens Republican is charged with taking bribes to help Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith run for mayor on the GOP line.SETH WENIG/ASSOCIATED PRESSThe Queens Republican is charged with taking bribes to help Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith run for mayor on the GOP line.

The Queens Republican is charged with taking bribes to help Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith run for mayor on the GOP line.

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Author: sabrinacaserta

Sabrina Caserta, born and bred in Bronx, New York, is a freelance reporter whose work has appeared in the New York Daily News and Street Sense- a homeless-run street paper located in the District. As a member of Roger Williams University’s class of 2016, Sabrina studied Journalism and Political Science. This fueled her passion for social justice reporting, including issues of homelessness, institutionalized racism, poverty, education and the environment. She also served as the Project Director of the nation-brand initiative, The Re:Imagine Jamaica Project, and as a Resident Assistant for three years. As an avid reader, health enthusiast and travel addict, Sabrina enjoys yoga, cooking and writing in her spare time. She aspires to one day be an investigative journalist and travel the world. Twitter: @sabrinacaserta Email: sabcaserta AT gmail DOT com

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