Vito Lopez

Silver Seen Likely To Overcome Harass-Payout Flap

Long-serving Assembly leader admits mistakes as ethics panel probes $100G hushed settlement.

09/04/2012
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.

Shelly The Survivor

Political skills, not iron fist, seen keeping speaker in power after scandal.

05/22/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Tuesday seemed like any other day for Sheldon Silver as he went about his business in Albany, announcing the Assembly’s passage of the DREAM Act, to increase access to college financial aid for immigrant students.

Silver: A political mastermind who keeps his conference members happy.
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