Sheldon Silver

Sheldon Silver’s set to pay big for his crimes — but still got to pick his successor

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Sheldon Silver's sentence should be the highest ever for a New York legislator. The New York Post editorial cheers on Bharara and calls for an end to corruption and the "politics of self-interest" in New York state government.

Government Seeks Substantial Prison Term for Silver

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentence should be the highest ever for a New York legislator. Prosecutors are calling for Silver to serve a potential sentence of 22 - 27 years, in addition to paying millions in fines.

Sheldon Silver Apologizes as Prosecutors Seek a Sentence of More Than 14 Years

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver apologized before Judge Valerie Caproni, who will sentence him next month, saying he "failed the people of New York" and hurt his constituents. Prosecutors are asking for a prison sentence much longer than the 10 years recommended by the court's probation office. 

Sheldon Silver’s sentence should be highest ever, Feds say

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentence should be the highest ever for a New York legislator potentially 22-27 years, plus millions in fines. “The sentence imposed on Silver should reflect the unprecedented magnitude, duration, and scope of his abuse of power,” the prosecutors said. 

Columbia received $3M from law firm connected to ‘corrupt’ Silver doc

Columbia University may have received millions of dollars in donations from a mesothelioma law firm after Dr. Robert Taub referred patients to Simmons Hanley Conroy, court papers suggest. Last year, Dr. Taub admitted to a quid pro quo agreement in which he exchanged asbestos patient referrals for New York state research funds.

Alleged Affairs May be Considered in Silver Sentencing

Documents unsealed April 15, 2016 suggest former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had extramarital affairs with two women, and favors associated with his affairs suggest further potential abuse of his office as Assembly leader. 

Sheldon Silver had 2 extramarital affairs, documents say

Documents unsealed April 15, 2016 suggest former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had extramarital affairs with two women. Prosecutors allege that one of the women lobbied Silver for clients "on a regular basis", and he may have helped the other secure a state job "over which he exercised a particularly high level of control." 

4 candidates vie for Assembly seat vacated by Sheldon Silver

Four candidates are seeking to fill the seat vacated by former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was convicted on corruption charges in 2015. Candidates are campaigning with slogans like "Clean Up the Mess" and "reform in Albany."

With Silver Convicted, Some NY Dems Lend Support to Asbestos Transparency Bill

Following former speaker Sheldon Silver's conviction last year, some Democratic state assembly members have introduced a bill to increase transparency in asbestos litigation and bankruptcy trusts. Robin Schimminger is among eight Democrats sponsoring the bill, A 5978. The litigation climate under Silver's speakership would not have allowed such a bill to be considered. 

Sheldon Silver sentencing postponed again

Originally scheduled for April 13, 2016, Sheldon Silver's sentencing has been postponed again to May 12, 2016. 

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