Sheldon Silver

January 21, 2018 - 1:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother. This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to...
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Dave Debo
November 27, 2017 - 5:41 am
(WBEN) Even though most of the the talk of sexual harassment scandals are focused on either Washington or Hollywood--- there's at least one watchdog group that says Albany has a problem too. "This has been a persistent topic of discussion," says Susan Lerner with Common Cause NY, a government...
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October 08, 2017 - 7:35 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — For years, New York lawmakers convicted of abusing their power and sent off to prison had at least one thing to look forward to: a generous state pension. That practice could come to an end in November when voters will be asked whether to change the state constitution to...
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September 26, 2017 - 11:17 am
(WBEN/AP) A federal court has granted ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam a new trial in their corruption cases. Skelos was convicted in 2015 on extortion, bribery and conspiracy charges. He was sentenced last year to five years in prison and appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit...
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August 04, 2017 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to set a spring retrial date for ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The government asked the judge in Manhattan to schedule a trial for March, April or May. The request comes a day after an appeals court agreed to let Silver's lawyers...
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August 04, 2017 - 10:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a judge to set a spring retrial date for ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The government asked the Manhattan federal judge Friday to schedule a trial for March, April or May. The request comes a day after an appeals court agreed to let Silver's...
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July 22, 2017 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A lawyer for former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is counting on the U.S. Supreme Court reviewing the case before the once-powerful politician endures a second trial on corruption charges. Attorney Steven Molo notified the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
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July 13, 2017 - 9:38 am
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s conviction in a $5 million corruption case has been overturned, according to court papers. In 2015, Silver – once one of the most powerful people in New York state politics – was convicted of fraud, extortion and money laundering – accepting bribes...
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