Former Aide to Silver Appointed to Ethics Board

, New York Law Journal


James Yates, a former judge who served as counsel to ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, remaining as a counselor to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie after Silver's ouster, has been appointed to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

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  • Kelly Grace Price

    This is great news. Yates give voice to the voiceless and hope to the hopeless: he doesn‘t play ball with corrupt dems who have allied themselves with the repubs on the local or state level either. A really solid choice.

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