More than a dozen elected officials have been carted off in cuffs or convicted in court since 2010.
Moses Stern spent two weeks vacationing with his family on a private $10,000-a-week Florida hideaway.
Charges may hurt black and Latino elected officials seeking to increase their numbers and gain clout.
Moses "Mark" Stern, a real estate investor, cooperated with the feds to take down Malcolm Smith.
A bribery scandal stretching from Queens to Rockland County has cast a shadow on the GOP candidates.
Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith is accused of bribing officials so he could run for mayor.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith and City Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested early Tuesday, the FBI said.
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