Via the Wall Street Journal:
In newly released documents, the government says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had engaged in extramarital affairs with two women, one of whom lobbied him on a regular basis.
Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni released the papers Friday. Silver declined comment a day earlier.
The 72-year-old Democrat was convicted in November in a $5 million corruption case. Prosecutors say he traded favors to enrich himself and then lied about it. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 3.
Lawyers for The New York Times and WNBC-TV asked the judge to unseal documents pertaining to evidence excluded from trial.
Silver’s lawyers had opposed the unsealing on grounds they could jeopardize a fair trial if Silver wins an appeal.