Sheldon Silver in talks to step down: source | New York Post


The NY Post is reporting that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will accept a deal whereby he temporarily relinquishes his position and allowing a five-person team led by veteran Assemblyman Denny Farrell, chairman of the Ways & Mean Committee, to assume his responsibilities.

Since will take at least 18 months to 2-years for his trial to conclude, Silver is likely out permanently as Speaker, thus he will fail in his bid to go down in history as the State Assembly’s longest-serving Speaker. Instead, Silver faces the ignominy that accompanies his failure to make legitimate political history.

The NY Post reported: " Under intense pressure to step down, Speaker Sheldon Silver was in talks Sunday to give up his position as New York’s most’s powerful legislator, sources said.Silver was in talks with fellow Democrats to relinquish his title as Speaker of the Assembly as he fights federal corruption charges, according to sources.

He was accused of steering real estate developers to a law firm that paid him kickbacks."

Read more here => http://nypost.com/2015/01/25/sheldon-silver-to-step-down-temporarily/

Michael Benjamin

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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