Another New York Democrat Political Mobster Gets Seven Years In Corruption Retrial

Judge said Silver’s crimes were motivated by greed

Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday during a hearing in which a federal judge called for cleaning up corruption in state government.

U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said the public-corruption crimes of which Mr. Silver was convicted were motivated by unmitigated greed.