Sheldon Silver

Sheldon Silver Cites Supreme Court Decision in Asking Judge to Toss Charge

Lawyers for former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is accused of collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks and bribes through asbestos claimant referrals, have submitted that a ruling in Johnson v. United States supports their motion to dismiss. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Silver “misconstrues the import of Johnson.” This filing for Silver applies to just one of seven counts against him in his indictment.

Feds mock Sheldon Silver’s bid to dismiss corruption charges

In court papers filed June 12, 2015, federal prosecutors mocked former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's ongoing attempts to have his corruption charges dismissed. The prosecutors stated, “As much as Silver may wish otherwise, bribes, kickbacks and extortion are just as illegal in New York as they are in every other state.” 

Former CUMC professor involved in Sheldon Silver corruption case sues Columbia

Robert Taub, the former Columbia University Medical Center doctor who was a key player in former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s indictment, has filed a lawsuit against the University over his dismissal. Taub was allegedly referring asbestos patients to the personal injury law firm that employed Silver -- and in return Silver was directing state funds to Taub as research grants. Edward Gelmann, deputy director of the medical center, commented that the referrals were "not something that I would do or expect from a colleague.”
 

Sheldon Silver reiterates that $4M earned was standard practice

Sheldon Silver, former New York State Assembly Speaker, claimed May 28, 2015 that the $4 million financial gain he allegedly acquired from corrupt practices was legitimate and was "standard practice," according to the New York Daily News.

Finding Scandal in New York and New Jersey, but No Shame

Several political wrongdoings in New York and New Jersey were exposed May 4, 2015, following suit of the indictment of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is charged with receiving kickbacks from an asbestos litigation scheme. Recently, two officials under Gov. Chris Christie were arraigned. Separately, state Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son were arrested on several charges.

Prosecutor: ‘We are deadly serious’ about taking down corrupt officials in New York

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who recently took down former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver over asbestos kickbacks and other charges, says he is committed to increasing transparency in New York. On May 4, 2015, Senate President Dean Skelos and son surrendered to face several charges.

Sheldon Silver Probe Prompts Wiretaps on New Targets, Sources Say

Federal investigators say they are now wiretapping potential leads from the investigation of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. This information follows Silver's indictment over asbestos kickbacks and other acts, as well as charges brought against Silver's son-in-law in a Ponzi scheme not related to the indictment.

Sheldon Silver Pleads Not Guilty to Newest Charge

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is pleading not guilty to his new indictment charges. In addition to previous charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and extortion, Silver is now charged with transferring almost $300,000 of illegally obtained proceeds into investments not available to the general public and providing favors as a public official.

Sheldon Silver Trial Date Set for November 2

Federal Judge Valerie Caproni set Sheldon Silver's trial date for Nov. 2, 2015 after Silver pleaded not guilty to his expanded federal indictment charges. Silver allegedly gained millions of dollars in kickbacks and bribes through his assembly position in Albany, exchanging asbestos patient referrals for research funds.

Sheldon Silver Faces New Charge in Corruption Case

Federal prosecutors have added a new charge to former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's indictment. Added Thursday, the new charge alleges that Silver transferred almost $300,000 of illegally obtained funds into investments not available to the general public.

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