Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found guilty on all counts
Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found guilty on all counts
Silver, in Retrial, Found Guilty on All Counts of Corruption
13 May, 2018, 00:48
Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty on all seven counts in his corruption retrial Friday.
Silver was first elected to the Assembly in 1976 and eventually became one of the three most powerful politicians in the state, playing a pivotal role in deciding what legislation made it to a vote.
The verdict Friday came more than two years after his first 2015 trial resulted in a 12-year prison sentence. He remained speaker until 2015, when he was arrested on federal corruption charges. But both men's convictions were overturned past year after the U.S. Supreme Court, in a ruling that reversed the conviction of Bob McDonnell, a former Republican governor of Virginia, narrowed the kind of quid-pro-quo actions that could constitute corruption. Skelos was also convicted in a corruption trial.
"Sheldon Silver repeatedly used his enormous public power for his own enormous private gain", a prosecutor, Tatiana R. Martins, told the jury in a closing statement Thursday. Skelos is to be retried in June.
Defense attorneys said in court that Silver's actions were "distasteful" but failed to prove that his actions fell outside the definition of bribery.
At the core of the government's case were two schemes, both of which hinge on referral fees paid to Silver by two different law firms-Weitz & Luxenberg, for asbestos-induced mesothelioma cancer cases, and Goldberg & Iryami, for tax certiorari work.
In addition to trading favors with the real estate developers, it was determined that Silver found jobs for two women he had extramarital affairs with.
These bunch of castoffs have their sights firmly on Lord Stanley's mug as they head into their third round of the playoffs. How about Florida's GM completely underestimated his own roster and actively gave up two good young players for nothing.
In a statement the Israeli army said the "wide-scale (was) attack against the Iranian establishment in Syria ". The Israeli military didn't confirm the strike, as it has a policy against commenting on Syrian airstrikes.
If reports are to be believed, Quantico is averaging a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with a total viewership of 2.3 million. The show's current season, which premièred last month, will continue to air through mid-July, reported.
Earlier, in the day Modi was conferred with the guard of honour at a ceremonial function at Nepal Army Pavilion. He prayed at temple, which is sacred for people who follow Bhuddist and Hindu religion alike.
The 6.75 liter, twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine delivers 563bhp to the all-new, all-wheel drive, all-wheel steer system. Filling the arches are massive 22-inch alloy wheels - Rolls-Royce is very big on wheel-to-body ratio.
Sharif also stressed that the country had "isolated" itself in the global community by not acting against terror organisations. Nawaz Sharif has also questioned the trial of Pakistani's terrorist Mumbai attack that is hanged in middle.
Some of the protesters, mainly youths, brandished wire cutters, a popular tool in weekly attempts to cut through the border fence. Palestinians burned tires to blind the Israeli snipers from shooting protesters, sending flaming kites into Israeli territory.
Speaking to the Fermanagh Herald, Carroll said: "He looked after the players really well and we all looked up to him. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino promised to visit Ferguson after his side secured a top-four finish.
The incident has reportedly affected production at a number of other assembly plants, including some run by Ford and Mercedes . Among other items, Meridian supplies Ford with the magnesium radiator support structure, which holds radiators on the trucks.
Goodall had said that the quality of his life was poor in the past year and that he would be very happy to finally end his life. Goodall was not terminally ill, but his health had deteriorated badly in recent years, according to The New York Times.
Trump Kills US Involvement in Iran Deal
Iran's government must decide whether to follow the USA and withdraw or try to salvage what's left with the Europeans. Trump's decisions have further isolated the United States from our allies and diminished US credibility overseas .
AUDIO: Highlights of Capitals-Lightning Game 1 East Final
With only those seven ticks left on the clock, the Capitals set up for an offensive zone face-off in the right circle, with T.J. The Lightning dropped the opener of a series for the second straight round. "It's just a response", the captain says.
Shooting reported at California high school, sheriff says
Highland High student Katharina Smith, 16, said she was driving to the school when she saw "a ton of police racing toward school". A 14-year-old has been arrested after a classmate was shot in the arm with a rifle at their high school in California.
Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission
Such activities are part of the company's efforts to develop fully and rapidly reusable rockets and spacecraft. The rocket is slated to take off from SpaceX's launchpad at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida .
Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12
He'd said he favored holding the meeting at the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily fortified border separating the Koreas. They arrived into a Washington military base in the middle of the night and were welcomed by President Trump.
Five senior ISIS officials captured in US-Iraqi operation
The ISIS leaders who were apprehended do not include al-Baghdadi, a senior USA official confirmed to CBS News' Margaret Brennan. Rankine-Galloway, mentioned the USA credited Iraqi safety forces with the militants' seize "on the Iraq-Syria border".
Google ad ban 'is an attempt to rig vote', claim No campaigners
In a statement issued last night, Mr Leahy also said there can be an over-emphasis on the role of social media during campaigns. John McGuirk speaking to the media about Google's decision to remove adverts to do with the 8th Referendum on their platform.
Miranda Kerr Welcomes A Baby Boy Named Hart
Miranda Kerr is a mom for the second time! Miranda and Evan met in 2014 and made their romance public the following year. Miranda and Snapchat billionaire Evan tied the knot back in May a year ago , in an intimate wedding held in Los Angeles.