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Corruption

Postscript: Sheldon Silver and the Moreland Commission

This article is a postscript to “How Sheldon Silver’s Scandal Reveals Albany’s Corruption.” On January 22, Democrats from New York’s State Assembly emerged ashen faced from behind closed doors after a last-ditch attempt to save their...

How Sheldon Silver’s Scandal Reveals Albany’s Corruption

Sheldon Silver, a New York assemblyman for 38 years and a speaker for 21, was arrested by the FBI on January 22 and arraigned in federal court on five corruption charges. In public, Silver presented himself as a simple personal-injury lawyer. Behind closed doors, he...