Sheldon Silver

Stringer Staffer Alice Cancel Chosen as Sheldon Silver Successor in State Assembly

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:12 am

The heir to the (downtown) throne has been chosen. District leader – and Stringer staffer – Alice Cancel was picked yesterday to succeed the disgraced former Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, in the 65th Assembly District. Yuh-Line Niou had been favored by comptroller Scott Stringer, but rivals revealed last week she technically doesn’t meet the State’s […]

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Frontrunner for Silver’s Assembly Seat Ineligible to Run, Rivals Allege

Posted February 4, 2016 at 9:27 am

The race for the hotly-contested Assembly seat left vacant by the disgraced former speaker, Sheldon Silver (convicted on federal corruption charges), is intensifying. Contenders and their respective bases are running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Now comes word that one of the frontrunners for the 65th Assembly District vacancy might not […]

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Gov. Cuomo Sets April for Special Election to Fill Silver’s Vacated Assembly Seat

Posted February 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

The date is set. New York Governor Cuomo announced Saturday the special election to fill the State Assembly seat forfeited by disgraced former Speaker Sheldon Silver last year. (He was convicted on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion, and money laundering.) The royal rumble is planned for April 19, the same day as the […]

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Coaltion of Female Leaders Backs Jenifer Rajkumar for Sheldon Silver’s Vacated Assembly Seat

Posted December 10, 2015 at 5:15 am

The conviction of Sheldon Silver has left a vacuum in the State Assembly. His corrupt activity – guilty on all seven counts – came with the punishment of immediate expulsion and potential for 130 years behind bars. So, yes, there is now an open seat in the 65th Assembly District. Governor Cuomo also announced a […]

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Disgraced Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Convicted on All Corruption Charges

Posted December 1, 2015 at 5:10 am

Disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, hailing from the Grand Street political block of the Lower East Side, was found guilty yesterday in the ongoing federal corruption trial. The jury convicted the crooked 71-year-old politician on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion, and money laundering. He’s now forced to forfeit his seat in the […]

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Examining Gigi Li’s Community Board 3 Reign of Shame [OP-ED]

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

This is the second installment of a two-part editorial written by Erin Harvey. The last-minute decision to throw Gigi Li in the race to unseat Jenifer Rajkumar as District Leader reeks of Sheldon Silver’s desperation and Councilwoman Chin’s petty vindictiveness. Should Gigi Li somehow pull off a victory for the unpaid position, it would come […]

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It’s Time to End Sheldon Silver’s Reign of Shame, Part I [OP-ED]

Posted June 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

With his power gutted in Albany, ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has returned home. He is popping up everywhere on the Lower East Side these days, from Lunar New Year celebrations to award ceremonies and ribbon cuttings. These high-profile maneuvers are a calculated effort to whitewash his recent indictment on federal corruption charges in order to […]

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Sheldon Silver is a Crook and We Will Pay for His Corruption [OP-ED]

Last modified February 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Sheldon Silver is not a good man. It no longer matters that he sometimes spoke up for progressive values, periodically supported good causes and organizations, or provided help— though selectively— to some of his constituents, when he was directly and indirectly fleecing our democracy while grossly abusing the public trust. It is infuriating to hear […]

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Disgraced Sheldon Silver to be Replaced as Assembly Speaker on Monday

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:20 am

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Disgraced Assembly Speaker (and Grand Street stalwart) Sheldon Silver, currently facing criminal charges for accepting millions in bribes and kickbacks, is on the hot seat yet refuses to resign his political post. Nevertheless, according to the New York Times, Rochester-area assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle will take the reins as […]

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Purported Corruption Links Sheldon Silver to Controversial LES Landlord Baruch Singer

Posted January 2, 2015 at 6:04 am

The SPURA-based controversy this past year had little effect; Sheldon Silver was still re-elected to State Assembly Speaker in November with 82.5% of the vote. Yet the hits, nevertheless, keep coming. More dirt that could certainly contribute to a possible downfall. This week, the New York Times exposed some shady dealings involving Sheldon Silver that […]

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