One of three criminal-defense lawyers accused of paying a court employee thousands of dollars to funnel defendants their way has pleaded guilty.
Dwane Smith, 56, copped to bribery in Manhattan Supreme Court in exchange for six months in prison, authorities said.
Smith allegedly paid an employee of the Criminal Justice Agency, which interviews defendants before they’re arraigned, $10,000 to send him more than 50 clients.
The employee allegedly got a total of $40,000 from the three lawyers.
The cases against the other lawyers, Benjamin Yu and Jae Lee, are pending.