The NY State Assembly
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful politicians in the state, has been arrested and charged with taking $4 million in bribes.
Silver was taken into custody around 8am Thursday and later charged at Manhattan federal court.
Silver is a Democrat from Manhattan's Lower East Side and a longtime leader of the Assembly's Democratic majority. The arrest comes just a day after Silver shared the stage with Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his State of the State address.
This has been a loooong time coming. And this after NY Gov. Cuomo disbanded the Moreland Commission that was investigating political corruption. Nice one Andy.
Wonder who you were protecting. If Andy Cuomo were a condom, half the state would be pregnant.
Sheldon Silver is not the only one who has been locked up for corruption.