This article originally appeared in The Daily News.
Former City Councilman Daniel Halloran’s defense attempted to drag Michael Bloomberg into Halloran’s bribery trial Tuesday, suggesting the former mayor got away with paying Republican Party bosses under the table for their support.
But White Plains Federal Judge Kenneth Karas told attorney Vinoo Varghese to shove it, warning the lawyer to stick to Halloran’s case in questioning an undercover FBI agent.
“You’re flirting with being asked to sit down and I’ve never had to do that in a case before,” Karas warned.
Halloran, a Queens Republican, is accused of playing middleman in a corrupt scheme to run state Sen. Malcolm Smith for mayor on the GOP line.