Sheldon Silver & Attorney Preet Bharara
Sheldon Shelly Silver (born February 13, 1944) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician from New York./5
Editorial: U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara nails the Assembly speaker dead to rights, and it’s about time.
Today's arrest of Sheldon Silver is the latest reminder of the need for term limits in Albany. Ensuring that our elected officials uphold the people's trust is one of our most critical responsibilities. Public service must not be a shortcut to self-enrichment. I commend U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and his team on their dedication to aggressively prosecuting alleged corruption at every level. It's a sad day when criminal charges are brought against any elected official.
The charges against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are staggering. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Silver amassed a $4 million personal fortune by monetizing his office, and did so quietly and cleverly. The feds have seized $3.8 million from eight Silver bank accounts in six different banks. Bharara says the Moreland Commission was investigating but was shut down before it came out. He says no one is above the law, and stay tuned.
The New York State Assembly elected Sheldon Silver to his 11th term as its powerful Democratic speaker Wednesday despite a federal probe by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara into his outside in...
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