Sheldon Silver

Silver Seen Likely To Overcome Harass-Payout Flap

Long-serving Assembly leader admits mistakes as ethics panel probes $100G hushed settlement.
09/03/2012 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

As he admits “mistakes were made” in the decision to quietly pay out a six-figure sum to two women claiming harassment by a powerful Brooklyn assemblyman, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is riding out the storm while attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week.

State Assembly Speaker for 18 years, Sheldon Silver.

Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 12 Years

Judge calls former Assembly speaker 'one of the most corrupt elected officials in the history of NY.'

05/04/2016 - 10:42

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on corruption charges.

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arriving at the courthouse in New York, Nov. 24, 2015. JTA

Jews Seen As ‘Main Focus’ Of Race For Skelos’ Seat

Five Towns vote could sway balance of power in State Senate.

04/13/2016 - 11:27
Staff Writer

The balance of power in the New York State Senate could rest on the outcome of Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat of disgraced Republican State Sen. Dean Skelos.

Republican Christopher McGrath, Left, Democrat Todd Kaminsky. Via Candidates’ Websites

Lower East Side, 5 Towns Now Weighing Fortunes

With Silver convicted and Skelos’ trial ending, the two iconic Jewish areas could take a funding hit.

12/08/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

With the corruption conviction last week of former Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who represented the Lower East Side, and the corruption trial of former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-L.I.) coming to an end, the impact of these high-profile cases on the Jewish community is being weighed.

Convicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, top, and indicted former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. Getty Images

Tarnished Silver

12/01/2015 - 19:00
Editorial

First, the protégé. Now, the mentor.

For several decades, William “Willie” Rapfogel and Sheldon “Shelly” Silver strode the streets of the Jewish Lower East Side with pride, widely admired as native sons by their community. From the Bialystoker Shul, their spiritual home, to the Grand Street Co-ops to the Orchard Street shopping district to the controversial Seward Park development, Rapfogel and Silver looked out for Jewish interests in the area. And, it turns out, they looked out for their own interests as well, lining their pockets with millions of dollars in cash.

Power Broker Silver Takes A Fall

With Assembly speaker’s conviction, he’s paired with Rapfogel in corruption infamy.

11/30/2015 - 19:00

The two men used to share the same synagogue pew. One’s wife was the other’s chief of staff. Now both share an ignoble distinction: guilty of accepting millions through illegal kickback schemes.

Silver could face years in prison on corruption charges. JTA

Sheldon Silver Found Guilty On All Corruption Charges

11/29/2015 - 19:00

Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the New York State Assembly, was found guilty on all seven corruption charges against him.

Sheldon Silver

Ex-N.Y. Assembly Speaker’s Son-In-Law Arrested For Allegedly Running Ponzi Scheme

04/14/2015 - 20:00

The son-in-law of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested for allegedly running a $7 million Ponzi scheme.

Sheldon Silver To Step Down As NY State Assembly Speaker

01/27/2015 - 19:00

New York State Assemby Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is facing corruption charges, will resign from his position.

Assessing Fallout From Silver’s Fall

As his Lower East Side constituents stand by him, anxiety is palpable in nonprofit sector.

01/27/2015 - 19:00
and Doug Chandler

In the week since U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged Sheldon Silver with garnering more than $4 million in bribes in kickbacks, the city’s Jewish leaders — as well as the Assembly speaker’s Lower East Side constituents — have been reeling from his downfall.

Sheldon Silver: Accused of $4 million kickback scheme. Getty Images
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