Wed January 28, 2015

Silver Will Leave Post as Speaker on Monday

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:21 pm

Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle speaking with the media Tuesday evening

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will end his long reign as the head of the Assembly on Monday, say the Democratic members of the Assembly who announced they’ll hold a new election for Speaker on February 10th.

After two long days of closed door meetings, as Assembly Democrats reacted to the mounting fall out from Speaker Silver’s arrest on corruption charges, the Democrats now say Silver will leave his post on Monday.

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Tue January 27, 2015

Report: Assembly Democrats reject Silver, deliberate over next step

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:24 am

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Update: 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 --

Assembly Democrats are planning to huddle behind closed doors again in Albany today, trying to decide their next move.

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Fri January 23, 2015

After arrest, Speaker Silver to return to the Capitol Monday to try to maintain business as usual

Credit Credit Matt Ryan New York Now

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver returns to the Capitol Monday to preside over the scheduled legislative session, for the first time since being arrested and charged with running illegal kickback and bribery schemes that earned him $6 million dollars.

Speaker Silver is scheduled to return to the Assembly  Monday, and, despite his grave legal troubles, he will have the solid support of  most of his 100 or more Democratic Assembly members . His top lieutenant, Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle made that clear as he stood with a couple of dozen veteran Democrats.

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Thu January 22, 2015

Federal prosecutor details charges against Assembly Speaker Silver; Assembly Democrats close ranks

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 8:11 am

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday morning and $3.8 million in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been frozen, as federal prosecutors accuse the speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.

Silver was released on $200,000 bail Thursday afternoon.

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Thu January 22, 2015

Update on charges laid against Sheldon Silver

Credit https://www.scribd.com/doc/253410716/US-v-Sheldon-Silver-Complaint

The federal complaint against Speaker Silver accuses the Assembly leader of mail fraud and the federal crime of theft of honest services, saying he engaged in a scheme since the year 2000 to use the power and influence of his official position to obtain for himself over 6 million dollars, including $700,000 in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income earned by Silver as a private lawyer.

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