NY Speaker Arrested Over Corruption
He’s one of the most powerful men in one of America’s most influential states, leading the Assembly since 1994. But not anymore. Federal agents took Sheldon Silver into custody on Thursday. He’s accused of “bribes and kickbacks” that netted him $4 million. The future of the legislature leadership remains up in the air for the third most populous state in the nation. And it doesn’t do much to help New York’s already troubled political reputation.