This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, December 1, 2015:
The prosecution of Democrat politician and former Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver is just beginning. His ties to other Albany insiders reach all the way to the top. In other words, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the chief prosecutor in the case, is just getting warmed up.
Since 2000 more than 30 New York lawmakers have left office facing criminal charges or allegations of ethical misconduct, but Silver is, up until now, the biggest catch in Bharara’s net. He was charged with