Sheldon Silver

Guilty Again
A man who was once one of the most powerful lawmakers in New York State appears headed for jail after being found guilty of corruption for a second time.
Former Leader Sentenced
Sheldon Silver, the former leader of the New York State Assembly, has been sentenced to a lengthy stretch in prison for his conviction in a federal corruption case.
"A Deep Problem"
United States Attorney Preet Bharara says there now can be "no doubt" that there is a "deep problem" of corruption in Albany. In an interview with New York City radio station WNYC on Monday, December 12, Bharara said that in the aftermath of the convictions of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, he doesn't believe every lawmaker
Guilty
Former New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, have been found guilty of eight counts following a lengthy trial in federal court in New York City. The father and son had been charged with extortion, bribery and conspiracy...
Libous: Silver May Not Survive Payoff Case
Thomas Libous, the deputy majority leader of the New York State Senate, says Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver "may not survive" the controversy surrounding a secret $103,000 payoff to settle sexual harassment allegations involving a Brooklyn lawmaker.