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Statement Of Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss On The Resentencing Of Sheldon Silver

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

       “Twice convicted by unanimous juries for abusing his powerful state office to enrich himself, Sheldon Silver will now finally report to prison to begin serving a sentence that can begin to repair the harm his conduct caused to the people of this District and to their trust in local government.  I commend the career prosecutors and agents who have seen this case through two trials and two appeals, ensuring that Silver’s crimes did not go unpunished and proving once again that this Office and our law enforcement partners will never stop pursuing corruption, without fear or favor, at all levels of government.”


Jim Margolin, Nicholas Biase
(212) 637-2600

Updated July 20, 2020

Public Corruption
Press Release Number: 20-147