Extortion, bribery, etc. Complete with footage of her (allegedly, of course) stuffing wads of cash from undercover agents and/or informants into her bra. Makes me feel a bit better about having voted against her in the primary, which she lost. I’d been feeling guilty, as she has been a powerful advocate for causes that I agree with for her 15 year career (although I only moved into this district last summer), and is the only African-American in the state senate, but she had racked up a number of ethics scandals over the years, and her opponent has been working as a community organizer favoring pretty much the same issues (and would likely be the only Latina in the state senate).
And just to show how far from much of the mainstream US we are out here, I’ll point out that the only challenger in the general election is not from the Republican Party, but the Socialist Workers Party. Luckily, a good 228 votes in the primary (including mine) kept me from having to decide between the crook and the commie.