Judge considers mistrial in 'Corridor of Corruption' case over conversation recordings

The judge in the federal "Corridor of Corruption" trial is considering declaring a mistrial over conversation recordings. The judge has already rejected the defense's request

The judge has already rejected the defense's request

The judge has already rejected the defense's request to dismiss the case. (Credit: News 12)

WHITE PLAINS - The judge in the federal "Corridor of Corruption" trial is considering declaring a mistrial over conversation recordings.

Around 90 hours of recorded conversations were not turned over to the defense before the trial. Twenty-eight hours of the recordings are in Yiddish and will need to be translated. Attorneys for state Sen. Malcolm Smith and former Queens Republican Vice Chair Vincent Tabone say they will need anywhere from two weeks to three months to catch up with these new recordings.

The trial could now possibly last another month, when jurors were promised it would end this week. Smith's attorney, Gerald Shargel, says moving forward may be difficult if too many jurors are unable to show up, as there are only three alternates.

The judge has already rejected the defense's request to dismiss the case.

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