Supreme Court Disbars Sheldon Silver Over Conviction

Jody Godoy

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been disbarred by the Supreme Court following his convictions of honest services fraud, money laundering and extortion in late 2015. Silver, while serving as Assembly Speaker, had a quid pro quo agreement with a mesothelioma researcher in which he exchanged state research funds for referrals to his private law practice.

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