Tag: Sheldon Silver
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.
“Stop taking advantage of me!"
Skelos' office blasted the report as "thinly sourced" and irresponsible journalism.
But the next speaker will most likely hail from New York City.
The 70-year-old lawmaker has been accused of using his influence in the state to pad his pockets.
Federal prosecutors reportedly opened an investigation into Silver after Gov. Andrew Cuomo unceremoniously disbanded the so-called Moreland Commission.
Results of the other 21 Assembly seats on LI were largely predictable.