Assemblyman #SheldonSilver was found guilty Monday of selling his office for legal fees https://t.co/2jIzzNAM0H pic.twitter.com/jsICVP0see— POLITICO New York (@politicony) November 30, 2015
In case you missed the news this afternoon... let's go to the Times:
Sheldon Silver, an assemblyman who rose from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to become one of New York State’s most powerful politicians, was found guilty on Monday in a federal corruption trial, ending a case that was the capstone of the government’s efforts to expose the seamy culture of influence peddling in Albany.
The 71-year-old Silver faced seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering ... and he was convicted on all counts. He now faces up to 130 years in prison.
To Twitter for some reaction...
We'll be convening a conference of imprisoned New York state legislators at the earliest opportunity. I believe we have enough for a quorum.— Fake Sheldon Silver (@ShellySilver) November 30, 2015