Former Albany powerhouse Sheldon Silver was found guilty on all counts Monday of scheming to take bribes and kickbacks and extort money in return for favors he delivered as speaker of the New York State Assembly.
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The extent of political corruption among Albany's fallen political leaders is playing out in court as juries hear evidence of an alleged pay-to-play scam involving former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son and accusations that former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver used his position to extort money and win undeserved referral fees from two law firms.
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