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Mon Jan 24, 2022, 11:42 PM

Sheldon Silver, NY power broker sent to prison, dead at 77

Source: Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in state government for two decades before his conviction on corruption charges, has died in federal custody. He was 77.

Silver died Monday, the federal Bureau of Prisons said, adding that the official cause of death would be determined by the medical examiner.

Silver’s supporters had said he was in failing health from multiple medical conditions. He had been serving his sentence at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, but was in a hospital in nearby Ayer, Massachusetts, at the time of his death, the bureau said.

The Manhattan Democrat, who told a judge he prayed he would not die in prison, was serving a more than six-year sentence for using his clout in state government to benefit real estate developers, who rewarded Silver by referring lucrative business to his law firm.

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By MICHAEL HILL and MICHAEL BALSAMO
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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/new-york-manhattan-state-governments-albany-sheldon-silver-255a29fa4e51d8b444c62d8a45e8b344

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Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:54 AM

1. Damn

I'm torn on whether or not he should have had an release. In any regards, RIP.

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Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:46 AM

2. Nobody deserves to go this way more than Orange Idi Amin. nt

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