Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction Overturned

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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s conviction in a multi-million dollar corruption case has been overturned, CBS News reports.

Silver, once one of the most powerful people in New York state politics, was convicted in 2015 of fraud, extortion and money laundering for accepting bribes and kickbacks of nearly $5 million.

Prosecutors said he amassed more than $2 million in assets and arranged to receive a $70,000 annual pension from the state.

He was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but was allowed to remain free pending his appeal, which he won, Thursday, at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan.

Prosecutors may decide to retry the 73-year-old Silver. Read more at CBS News.

{Matzav.com}

9 COMMENTS

  1. HE IS NOW OFFICIALLY A TZADICK
    ANY TIME HE WALKS INTO A SHUL HE SHOULD BE GIVEN P’SICHAH HAAGBA,GELILAH,SHLISI.SHISI,MAFTIR
    HE SHOULD ALSO DAVIN FOR THE AMUD NE’ILAH ON YOM KIPPUR AND A BROCHO AT EVERY WEDDING HE HONORS WITH HIS PRESENCE.

  2. “ANY TIME HE WALKS INTO A SHUL HE SHOULD BE GIVEN “…I DONT KNOW WHERE YOU DAVEN ,HOWEVER WE ONLY READ THE TORA ON MONDAYS,THURSDAYS AND SHABBOS. (besides yom tov etc..
    “HE IS NOW OFFICIALLY A TZADICK” I guess it takes one to know one.

  3. Baruch Hashem, another Yid is spared from going to prison. It is not a pleasant place to be. He made some mistakes (we all do) and was embarrassed in public over it. Hopefully he has learned from his mistakes and will be a better person for it.

  4. It does not mean he is innocent; he got freed on a technicality. He caused a major Chillul Hashem for no reason. He’s gonna need a lot more than Pesicha by Neelah.

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