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Mistrial Ruling in Malcolm Smith Case Could Rest on Jurors' Schedules

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The case surrounding Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith could end in a mistrial.

A federal judge says he may grant that as early as Tuesday, if the majority of jurors say they aren't available through mid-July.

Smith is accused of trying to buy his way into the Mayor's race, as a Republican.

Local Republican official Vincent Tabone is also on trial for allegedly taking bribes.

Another issue is hours of recordings of a Rockland County businessman, which are in Yiddish.

Defense lawyers say they want time to translate them.

"It is tough to ask a jury to serve for some many weeks isn't it? So we'll see what they say. We feel very strongly the we should have enough time to review this material, however, because it was very important to my clients defense," says Deborah Misir, attorney for Vincent Tabone.

Former City Councilman Dan Halloran is also in legal trouble for allegedly acting as a go-between.

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