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Bronx County Republican Party Chairman Joseph Savino arrested in public corruption probe

Joseph Savino is accused of accepting bribes in

Joseph Savino is accused of accepting bribes in connection with the upcoming mayoral race. (April 2, 2013 5:22 PM)

The head of the Bronx County Republican Party is among several public officials arrested in an ongoing corruption probe by the FBI. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Joseph Savino is accused of taking bribes in exchange for helping Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith get onto the ballot for New York City mayor as a Republican. The criminal complaint says Savino allegedly received $40,000...

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