Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

Former Speaker of the New York Assembly Sheldon Silver, who was arrested in January for alleged extortion, was indicted on those charges on Thursday. Interest in Silver’s financial relationship with outside law firms spurred an investigation into money he was receiving for “referral fees”, on cases, which officials claimed he used his power as speaker to obtain equaling about $4 million for the assemblyman. A grand jury indicted Silver on charges of extortion, mail fraud, and wire fraud for the alleged briberies. Silver’s position of Speaker was passed to Carl Heastie shortly after his arrest, though he remains a member of the assembly. He will be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

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