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Former NY Speaker Sheldon Silver Found Guilty Of All Corruption Charges

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was on trial for a bribery and kick-back schemes.
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was on trial for a bribery and kick-back schemes. Photo Credit: File photo

A federal corruption court in Manhattan found former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty of all charges, the New York Times reports.

The 71-year-old Democrat served two decades as Speaker before being forced to resign in January following his arrest on various charges, the article says.

The verdict was handed down during the fifth week of trial. He was found guilty of seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering, according to NYT.

“Today, Sheldon Silver got justice, and at long last, so did the people of New York," Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.

For the full story, see the New York Times .

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