04/17/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Feds Investigating Link Between State Senator Malcolm Smith And Charity Group

Four current or former officials of a Queens nonprofit group or a related charity founded by State Senator Malcolm A. Smith and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks - a group to which Mr. Smith has directed some $56,000 in state funds - have spent some time on the Senate payroll working for Mr. Smith, and two were among his highest paid staff members, public records show.