January 22, 2015

Sheldon Silver: Time To Pay The Piper

~The House That Greed Built~
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.

Story here.

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.


LL said...

A mere $4 million? He should be ashamed of himself. The Chicago thugs will barely walk down the hall to pick up the the suitcase for $4 million. Ask Barack.

Doom said...

Yeah, I don't think this had anything to do with typical political day to day, especially on that side of the aisle. I wonder if he didn't take money he should have or slipped somewhere along the line socially or fell off an important to the boss's topic. He was made into an example, not punished for crime.

Kid said...

Always good when this kind of thing happens.

Fredd said...

LL's right. In Chicago, a suitcase with a measly $4 Million in it would at most be used as a step stool to reach the stuff on the top shelf, or maybe chock open a door.

Before a Chicago pol will even bother to open the suitcase, it's gotta have $50 Mil or more. Don't give us none of this chicken feed, not in the Windy City.....