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January 22, 2015

MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY AND FBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE ANNOUNCE ARREST OF NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Richard Frankel, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Criminal Division of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announce the arrest of New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on charges that he used his official position to receive nearly $4 million in bribes and kickbacks from people and businesses in exchange for his official acts, and that Silver masked these payments from public view by disguising the payments as income from what he claimed was a law practice primarily focused on personal injury matters.

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Remarks by U.S. Attorney Bharara(PDF)
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