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Sheldon Silver Biography
Who was Sheldon Silver ?
Sheldon Silver, the former New York Assembly Speaker who was considered one of the most powerful figures in state government for nearly two decades before being convicted on corruption charges, died Monday in federal custody at the age of 77.
Sheldon Silver was an American Democratic Party politician, attorney, and convicted felon from New York City who served as Speaker of the New York State Assembly from 1994 to 2015. A native of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Silver served in the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 2015. Wikipedia
Cause of Death
Although the cause of death was not disclosed, his supporters had said that he was in poor health due to multiple medical conditions.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement Monday that Silver had been serving his sentence at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, but was in a hospital at the time of his death.
The Manhattan Democrat was serving a more than six-year sentence for using his influence in state government to benefit real estate developers.
His conviction ended a nearly four-decade career in the Assembly. He first won a seat representing the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1976. He became Speaker of the Assembly in 1994.
Sheldon Silver Net worth:
Silver’s net worth is estimated to be around $14 million.
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Sheldon Silver Family:
He married Rosa Silver in the 1960s. They have four children: Michelle Trebitsch, Edward Silver, Janine Silver, and Esther Fried.
Federal authorities revealed in 2016 that Sheldon cheated on his wife with two women during his years in power.
Despite this, Rose begged a federal judge to take it easy before he was sentenced on corruption charges.
“Please give him as lenient a sentence as possible,” Rosa Silver had said in a letter to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Valerie Caproni.
The appeals kept Silver out of prison for years
Ultimately, he was convicted of a scheme involving a type of illegal back scratching that has plagued Albany for a long time. He supported legislation that benefited the real estate developers he knew. In return, they referred the tax business to a law firm he hired from Silver, which then paid him the fees.
The appeals kept Silver out of prison for years. His initial 2015 conviction was overturned on appeal before he was convicted again in 2018. Part of that conviction was then thrown out on another appeal, leading to another sentence in July.
At his sentencing, Silver’s lawyers had begged the court to allow him to serve his sentence under home confinement, rather than prison, due to the danger of contracting a fatal case of COVID-19. A judge rejected it.