Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Begins Prison Sentence

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Former State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver reports to prison today.

Silver was convicted and sentenced to six and a half years in prison for taking part in a multi-million dollar bribery scheme. He had battled the charges and dodged prison time for years which included two successful appeals, but the third time he was found guilty.

A judge recently sentenced him to prison despite his defense trying to keep him out, arguing his age of 76 combined with coronavirus concerns.

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