Sheldon Silver, the top Democrat in the NY State Assembly, has been arrested (1/21) on federal corruption charges by the FBI. Like all libs, he was happy to take payouts from a small law firm specializing in reduction of of NYC real estate taxes. Substantial and made over several years, this 70-year old has been outed as yet another greedy, money-grubbing thief. Like lib Rep. Charlie Rangel who lied about income from a condo in the Dominican Republic he owns.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver lined his pockets with nearly $4 million in bribes and kickbacks in a stunning abuse of power dating to at least 2000. Silver was accused of collecting more than $3 million in legal fees by steering asbestos-related cancer cases from a leading Manhattan oncologist to the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm. In exchange, Silver allegedly funneled two state research grants of $250,000 each to Dr. Robert Taub, along with other official favors.