Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Is Found Guilty on All Counts

New York Times
Benjamin Weiser and Susanne Craig

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted on Nov. 30, 2015 for ginning up state grants to a doctor in exchange for mesothelioma patient referrals to Silver’s law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg. The law firm then paid Silver millions in referral payments. In all, Silver was convicted on all seven federal counts of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, called Silver’s acts “show-me-the-money” conduct.  

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