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Sheldon Silver

Born: 13-Feb-1944
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former Speaker, NY State Assembly

New York State Assemblyman since the 1970s, and Speaker of the Assembly from 1994-2015.

Indicted on 22 January 2015 on charges of conspiracy and fraud, and access to $3.8-million held in Silver's eight bank and asset-management accounts was immediately blocked. Specific allegations include taking about $700,000 in bribes and kickbacks, and being paid more than $5-million by Weitz & Luxenberg for legal work that was never performed. Said Silver after being charged: "I'm confident that after a full hearing and a due process, I will be vindicated."

Resigned as Speaker on 2 February 2015, but did not resign from the State Assembly. Convicted on all charges 30 November 2015, which, by law, disqualified him from continuing to hold his Assembly seat.

Wife: Rosa (one son, three daughters)
Son: Edward
Daughter: Janine
Daughter: Michelle
Daughter: Esther

    High School: Rabbi Jacob Joseph High School, Manhattan, NY
    University: BA, Yeshiva University (1965)
    Law School: JD, Brooklyn Law School (1968)

    New York State Assembly Speaker (1994-2015)
    New York State Assembly 65th (2013-15)
    New York State Assembly 64th (2003-13)
    New York State Assembly 62nd (1983-2003)
    New York State Assembly 63rd (1977-83)
    Conspiracy New York City (arrested, 22-Jan-2015; convicted 30-Nov-2015)
    Fraud New York City (arrested, 22-Jan-2015; convicted 30-Nov-2015)
    Weitz & Luxenberg Of Counsel
    New York State Bar Association 1969

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