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Sheldon Silver Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday, capping one of the steepest falls from grace in the state’s lineup of crooked politicians for a consummate backroom dealer who wielded power for over two decades.

A stern Judge Valerie Caproni announced the sentence months after the 72-year-old Manhattan Democrat was convicted in a $5 million corruption case.

She also imposed a $1.75 million fine and a $5.3 million forfeiture.

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18 Comments

  • 1. TY wrote:

    Shel, thanks (for nothing) for the chillul haShem.
    HaShem yerachem that money is so important to do this type of disaster. Tragic in so many ways.

  • 2. DeClasse' Intellectual wrote:

    Is this just the beginning or does Tamny Hall exit still under cover??????

  • 3. prot wrote:

    honestly, this type of person usually has a personality disorder, which is hard to detect.
    its not so hard once you know what to look for…..they are looking for power and more power. they get high off the control and power. a very sick disorder because they function “among us”.

  • 5. CR wrote:

    I have long been of the opinion that all politicians should be allowed two terms; one in office and the other in prison.

  • 6. Ma Rabbi wrote:

    A nice man. What a shame.
    In NY muggers and other violent criminals get less than that.

  • 7. lyr wrote:

    he went against the Rebbe’s Moment of Silence initiative. No sympathy.

  • 8. Reb Dovid wrote:

    If the same rules would apply to the politicians, most of them would end up in jail.

  • 9. Anonymous wrote:

    To bad he got caught.He is as crooked as the rest of them.

  • 12. A CHEATETER wrote:

    A cheater is a cheater if he cheats on his family or his city

    • 13. spot on! wrote:

      spot on!
      narcissism!
      therapists offices are filled with their victims

  • 15. 48 yr in the hood wrote:

    that what you get when you are the wrong side of the nasi hador . soif ganif notliea
    he went against the Rebbe’s Moment of Silence initiative. No sympathy.

  • 16. Din Malchuscha din?!!! wrote:

    If the medina brazenly, blatantly, and forcefully goes against any of the 7 Mitzvos Bnai Noach, does “Din Malchuscha Din,” apply anymore?
    If gay marriage is okay, so, what’s the big deal about corruption?

  • 17. He is lucky wrote:

    Only 12 years, not bad for this scum. What a fraud & a chilul Hashem.

  • 18. Picaboo Shimon wrote:

    They are all corrupt. He just got caught because he probably upset someone and they dropped a dime on him.
    If there were enough manpower in the U.S.attorney’s office, 90% of the politicians would be joining shelly in jail.

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