December 1, 2015 •
Former New York Assembly Speaker Found Guilty of Taking Illegal Kickbacks and Bribes
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was expelled from the legislature on November 30, 2015, after being found guilty of abusing his power to collect over four million dollars in illegal bribes and kickbacks. Silver’s conviction triggered the automatic expulsion from the Assembly, and Silver faces a maximum of 130 years in prison.
Silver, who is currently free on bail, vowed to appeal the conviction.
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