Former NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver sentenced to prison

Silver was once among Albany's most powerful Democrats until he was felled by a corruption scandal.

Posted: Jul 27, 2018 3:23 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2018 3:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced to seven years in prison for public corruption.

U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni announced the sentence Friday at a court in Manhattan.

Silver was once among Albany's most powerful Democrats until he was felled by a corruption scandal.

He was initially found guilty in 2015 of pocketing $4 million illegally by collecting fees from a cancer researcher and real estate developer.

His conviction and 12-year prison sentence were thrown out by an appeals court, but the 74-year-old fared no better at a second trial in May.

In a pre-sentence submission, Silver said he was filled with shame and feared he would die in prison.

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