Joe Savino, head of Bronx GOP, arrested in connection with corruption scandal

Joseph Savino is accused of accepting bribes in

Joseph Savino is accused of accepting bribes in connection with the upcoming mayoral race. (April 3, 2013 10:27 PM)

The borough's GOP chairman now faces 25 years in jail after he was arrested in connection with the alleged political bribery scandal involving New York lawmakers and public officials.

Joe Savino allegedly accepted $15,000 in bribes from state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) so Smith could be put on the Republican ticket for mayor. He was arrested yesterday.

Barbara Bartoletti, the head...

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