The former state senator attempted to bribe his way onto the ballot for mayor.
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.
Vincent Tabone and other GOP leaders were arrested in a bribery scheme to elect Sen. Malcolm Smith mayor.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith and City Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested early Tuesday, the FBI said.
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