Notable New York Democrat Sheldon Silver Sentenced To Six-Plus Years For Corruption Scheme – ‘I Don’t Want To Die In Prison’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Notable New York Democrat Sheldon Silver Sentenced To Six-Plus Years For Corruption Scheme – ‘I Don’t Want To Die In Prison’

Former New York Speaker of the House Sheldon Silver, 76, was sentenced to six years in federal prison stemming from corruption scheme charges for which he was convicted after two trials spanning several years.

Mr. Silver tarnished his oath, betrayed trust, and abused enormous power considering it became known that he and others resorted to a corruption scheme involving millions in kickbacks for political favor.

A member of the New York Assembly for decades, Silver was described by the New York Post as a “powerbroker.” In an ironic way, that label seems wholly applicable: Silver possessed enormous power and he brokered deals and pocketed money, wittingly breaking the law.

Presiding over the case, U.S. District Court Judge Valerie Caproni ordered Silver to appear “personally” after his defense counsel team argued for virtual attendance, given the coronavirus restrictions and increased threat to aged folks like the defendant.

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