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TIMELINE: Malcolm Smith Just the Latest Politician Arrested or Convicted

By  Nigel Chiwaya and Trevor Kapp | February 5, 2015 8:28am 

 Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks towards his vehicle after his arraignment in federal court on Jan. 22, 2014.
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks towards his vehicle after his arraignment in federal court on Jan. 22, 2014.
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NEW YORK CITY — A number of New York City politicians have traded pinstripes for prison stripes.

Former State Sen. Malcolm Smith's conviction Thursday  and Assemblyman Sheldon Silver's late-January arrest continues a troubling trend for Empire State elected officials. Since 2010, more than a dozen politicians have been arrested, convicted or pleaded guilty to crimes.

The list includes City Council members, state senators, Assembly members and a comptroller. The timeline below shows the dishonor roll.