The former Bronx Republican Party chairperson was sentenced Friday to two years of probation for his role in the Malcolm Smith bribery case, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Joseph Savino pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and Travel Act bribery in November 2013.
Savino was part of a bribery scheme to get former Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith on the Republican ballot during the 2013 race for mayor.
During a meeting with an undercover FBI agent posing as a wealthy real estate developer, Savino accepted a $15,000 cash bribe. He also agreed to accept another $15,000 after he voted to authorize Smith to run as a Republican in the mayoral race.