Tag: Sheldon Silver
Context was often lost between the pace of coverage and testimony jumping around between dates, blurring significant moments in the timeline of the conspiracy. Seen in full, it offers a revealing look at the raw power that money has in The Empire State's politics, and the abuse of this state's most trusted offices to capitalize on this power toward a lawmaker's personal objectives.
Attorneys argue that the evidence outlined in court was not strong enough to warrant a conviction.
The senator, who will be expelled from office, is scheduled to be sentenced in March, but will appeal the verdict.
Today, Sheldon Silver got justice, and at long last, so did the people of New York."
The senator and his son allegedly extorted $100,000 from a company that lobbied the lawmaker.
Questions linger after state Senate majority leadership switcheroo this week.
The change in leadership comes a week after Skelos was arrested on federal corruption charges.
The powerful state lawmaker from Rockville Centre is accused of taking bribes.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's spokesman said the county is not a target of the probe.