Ex-Bronx County Republican Chairman Joseph Savino pleads guilty to bribery and wire fraud charges

Former Bronx County Republican Chairman Joseph Savino pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy and wire fraud charges. Savino was charged by the FBI in April, along

Savino was charged by the FBI in April, along with five other prominent New York State political leaders.

Savino was charged by the FBI in April, along with five other prominent New York State political leaders. (11/12/13)

THE BRONX - Former Bronx County Republican Chairman Joseph Savino pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy and wire fraud charges Tuesday afternoon.

Savino was charged by the FBI in April, along with five other prominent New York State political leaders.

According to the indictment Savino, along with Queens County GOP leader Vincent Tabone, accepted $15,000 so that a Democratic state senator could run for New York City mayor as a Republican.

The alleged plot spilled over to Rockland County, involving Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and her Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret in a real estate scam.

The remaining five defendants maintain they did nothing wrong. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 1 Word on the Street: Cardless ATMs
VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 2 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
People stood in solidarity and lit candles in 3 Candlelight vigil held for Tinton Ave. shooting victim
4 VIDEO: Extended footage from NYPD Emergency Services Unit graduation
A 46-year-old man was shot in the chest 5 Police: Man shot dead after dispute in the Bronx; suspect in custody

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

John Greaney will replace Joseph Savino following his Bronx gets new GOP chairman

The Bronx has a new Republican Party chairman. John Greaney will serve the remainder of

Joseph Savino is accused of accepting bribes in Reports: BX GOP chair to resign after bribery arrest

The Bronx County GOP chairman who was arrested for his alleged role in a plot

Joseph Savino is accused of accepting bribes in Bronx GOP chief arrested in corruption scandal

The Bronx's GOP chairman now faces 25 years in jail after he was arrested in

State Sen. Malcolm Smith allegedly paid politicians to Senator removed from post amid corruption scandal

State Sen. Malcolm Smith has been removed from his leadership post in the Senate's Independent

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE