Former political boss faces arraignment in New York

Former political boss faces arraignment in New York

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver faces arraignment on bribery charges that spurred his resignation from his role as one of New York’s foremost political powerbrokers. The Democrat was due in a Manhattan federal court Tuesday in a case that has rocked the statehouse power structure. Accused of illegally profiting off his outsize influence, Silver […]

New York political leader charged with ethics violations

New York political leader charged with ethics violations

New York and its Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo start this year’s legislative session facing the latest taint on its already tarnished reputation for government ethics with the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of the state’s most powerful and canny politicians. […]