Former speaker of the legislative Assembly of new York was sentenced to 12 years for corruption


As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, a judge Valerie Caproni has sentenced the former speaker of the legislative Assembly of the state of new York, Sheldon silver to 12 years of imprisonment. The state’s attorney’s office demanded for the politician from the Democratic party, 20 years head of the Assembly of new York for 14 years.

In addition, silver will have to pay compensation and fines totaling about $7 million.

The investigators found that silver used his official position in the interests of the company, In particular he has made the allocation of public funds of $500 thousand for the oncologist Robert Taub, who, as a “thank you” recommend their patients to turn to a law firm, which was controlled by the speaker of the Assembly. In addition, he took money from companies that dealt in real estate.

The advocates of silver insisted on soft sentence, pointing to health problems 72-year-old policy: the doctors diagnosed him with prostate cancer.

Sheldon silver was first elected to the Assembly of the state of new York in 1976, and in 1994-2015 year was speaker of the legislative Assembly. He was arrested just 2 weeks after the next re-election.