Sheldon Silver

Bebeto Matthews / AP

The corruption conviction of the former New York State Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, was overturned on a technicality by a federal appeals court.

Bebeto Matthews / AP

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction has been overturned.

Hans Pennink / AP

What began in January as an ambitious reform package to address a wave of corruption at the Capitol, proposed by Governor Cuomo, dwindled to just two proposals by the time the session closed in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning. 

Mike Groll / AP

New York State Senate Republicans on the Elections Committee cast a vote on closing a campaign finance loophole that has played a role in recent corruption trials of former legislative leaders, but doing so might have doomed the measure for the 2016 session.

Seth Wenig / AP

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison and told by a federal judge that he must give back $5 million that he stole from the public, as well as pay another $1.75 million in fines.

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