Mind-blowing Corruption Charges Against NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
- New York 01/22/2015 by Linda Perry Barr (WBAI)

Sheldon Silver is accused of using the power and influence of his office to obtain millions of dollars masked as legitimate income earned as a private lawyer.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara said, "The greedy art of secret self-reward was practiced with particular cleverness and cynicism by the Speaker himself."  

Silver was arrested by the FBI Thursday morning and released later in the day on $200,000 bail.

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