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AuH20
01-22-2015, 10:26 AM
This was 20 years in the making. He literally danced between the raindrops for so long. Easily, NY's most crooked politician and the most powerful for a long time. This was the same stooge who sponsored the SAFE act and cobbled together support for that monstrosity.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/assembly-speaker-silver-arrested-report-article-1.2087758

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2087960.1421940420!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/sheldon-silver.jpg?enlarged

Cowlesy
01-22-2015, 02:59 PM
I cannot express how happy this picture makes me.

He'll get off though. They always do.

mosquitobite
01-22-2015, 03:08 PM
We need a house of cards meme for this dude.

ZENemy
01-22-2015, 03:18 PM
"NY's most crooked politician"

Isn't that an oxymoron?

specsaregood
01-22-2015, 03:20 PM
This says a bit:


Mayor de Blasio, speaking after the speaker surrendered to the FBI, said he did not believe that Silver should resign.
“Although the charges announced today are certainly very serious, I want to note that I’ve always known Shelly Silver to be a man of integrity,” the mayor declared.

I wonder how many people this guy could take down with him if he was so inclined.

vita3
01-22-2015, 03:51 PM
Represented Lower East side residents since 1976 in NY's General Assembly.

District included WTC neigboorhood.

No wonder all the NYC 911 truther grass-roots voting intitatives went nowhere

enhanced_deficit
01-22-2015, 11:31 PM
Good news is one less crook on the scene to loot US tax payers.

Bad news, it could have ripples in holy land welfare situations.



Israeli Nonprofits, Shaken by Madoff Scandal
www.nytimes.com/2009/04/05/.../05israel.html?...The New York Times
Apr 4, 2009 - Bernard L. Madoff's Ponzi scheme created losses in Israel ... one that works with runaway Jewish and Arab teenagers and is weighing layoffs.
Massive Layoffs at Hadassah Forward.com
forward.com/.../massive-layouts-at-hadassah-/The Jewish Daily Forward
Jan 14, 2009 - The layoffs, however, were not solely caused by the Madoff losses. ... Israel and strengthening the Jewish people through our projects.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSR_Dgxb3N27m3bj5MNC27pjBgl1WO1p 5GbFlcU11YH08855RxR


"NY's most crooked politician"

Isn't that an oxymoron?

No comment.

vita3
01-23-2015, 08:22 AM
NYC Gov power grab is now up in the air.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/23/nyregion/sheldon-silver-predicting-chaos-in-albany-power-balance.html?_r=0

specsaregood
01-23-2015, 08:51 AM
NYC Gov power grab is now up in the air.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/23/nyregion/sheldon-silver-predicting-chaos-in-albany-power-balance.html?_r=0

Just like I said:


The events this week have shaken that sense of security and raised the possibility that Mr. Silver, the quintessential capital insider, could reveal his own colleagues’ misdeeds to federal prosecutors in exchange for leniency.

enhanced_deficit
01-23-2015, 03:08 PM
Is it bad lighting or he just even looks like an SWCbag:


Sheldon Silver's fall signals end of a (Jewish) era in New York politics

Silver, one of the most powerful men in state politics, was arrested by FBI on corruption charges; his arrest marks the falling to pieces of Lower East Side Gang.

By The Forward and Josh Nathan-Kazis | Jan. 23, 2015 | 4:20 AM | http://www.haaretz.com/images/icons/comment.png 6


http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.638597.1421961186%21/image/4060053357.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_640/4060053357.jpg New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment on January 22, 2015 in New York City. Photo by AFP



N.Y .Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrested over alleged corruption (http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.638500)
By JTA and Haaretz
Jan. 22, 2015 | 10:07 PM

N.Y. Jews stunned after community leader Rapfogel fired for 'financial improprieties’ (http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/.premium-1.541341)
By Debra Nussbaum Cohen | Aug. 13, 2013 | 12:10 AM | http://www.haaretz.com/images/icons/comment.png 2


New York State’s most powerful Jewish powerbroker has fallen.
The city awoke Thursday morning to a political world turned inside out. Sheldon Silver, among the two or three most powerful men in state politics since 1994, surrendered to FBI agents in the early hours of the morning at a federal building in Foley Square, just blocks from the Lower East Side district he dominated for decades.

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.638596




Sheldon Silver's Arrest Means Headaches For Andrew Cuomo Posted: 01/22/2015 9:29 pm EST Updated: 1 hour ago

http://i0.huffpost.com/gen/2524610/thumbs/n-ANDREW-CUOMO-SHELDON-SILVER-large570.jpg



NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasn't the one in custody on Thursday. But the arrest of powerful New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver could spell plenty of trouble for his fellow Democrat.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/22/sheldon-silver-andrew-cuomo_n_6528058.html

vita3
01-23-2015, 05:39 PM
CBS NY TV just ran this story as their lead. Alluded to more political busts.

I like it

NorthCarolinaLiberty
01-23-2015, 05:55 PM
The wolves nabbed a coyote.

mosquitobite
01-23-2015, 06:14 PM
Come on. Seriously someone needs to photoshop Silver's head here! Maybe change some of the names up top with other high profile NY names.

https://thisistwitchy.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/kevin-spacey-in-house-of-cards.jpg

enhanced_deficit
01-23-2015, 11:45 PM
The wolves nabbed a coyote.

This probably is not related, swc team does not seem like the kind of people who would prosecute people based on personal vendettas or to settle political scores. Prosecution of daughter of Pastor Wright was probably a coincidence.

U.S. official: 'Netanyahu spat in our face. There'll be a price.' (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?467324-U-S-official-Netanyahu-spat-in-our-face-There-ll-be-a-price&)



http://advocacy.ou.org/assets/Cuomo-2014-Israel-mission.jpg



Obama fuming at Netanyahu invitation to Congress, plans retaliationAmerican Thinker (blog)-16 hours ago

“Netanyahu spat in our face. There will be a price.” With these words, an unnamed Obama administration official declared war on Israel's prime ...

specsaregood
01-23-2015, 11:54 PM
Come on. Seriously someone needs to photoshop Silver's head here! Maybe change some of the names up top with other high profile NY names.

https://thisistwitchy.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/kevin-spacey-in-house-of-cards.jpg

Why? It sounds like Mr. Silver was primarily interested in money; whereas Pres. Underwood is more interested in power and looks down on those looking to acquire just money.

oyarde
01-24-2015, 12:28 AM
Hope this dickhead spills the beans .

LibForestPaul
01-24-2015, 09:02 AM
Represented Lower East side residents since 1976 in NY's General Assembly.

District included WTC neigboorhood.

No wonder all the NYC 911 truther grass-roots voting intitatives went nowhere

New York jews like their kickbacks. Did what the people wanted for 20 years.

LibForestPaul
01-24-2015, 09:03 AM
The wolves nabbed a coyote.

Wolves creating some kabuki theater for the sheep.

enhanced_deficit
01-24-2015, 10:21 PM
Wolves creating some kabuki theater for the sheep.

This.

vita3
01-26-2015, 09:14 AM
New York jews like their kickbacks. Did what the people wanted for 20 years.

More like did what the powers that be wanted.

AuH20
01-26-2015, 09:49 AM
The feds got Silver accidentally after Meara was grabbed. He was never the target of the probe.

http://nypost.com/2015/01/23/close-friend-top-lobbyist-helped-feds-take-down-sheldon-silver/


Meara, 63, has been friends with Silver for decades and is among the state’s most powerful lobbyists, with offices in both Manhattan and Albany.

His relationship with Silver dates back to the 1970s, when they met in the Manhattan courthouse where Silver worked as a law clerk for Civil Court Judge Francis Pecora and Meara was a young court officer.

“The fact that Meara is the witness is not a good sign for Shelly,” said one Albany insider, alluding to how much Meara knows about his pal.

In addition to the state court officers union and other labor groups, Meara represents a host of big-bucks industries, including casino operators, insurance companies and soft-drink makers.

His clients also include the Yankees owners and the Silvercup Studios production facility in Queens.

The Bayside resident is also close to Queens Democratic boss and US Rep. Joe Crowley, while his brother, Chuck, was chief of staff to former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

A nephew, Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside), also formerly worked as one of Silver’s legislative aides.

According to Thursday’s criminal complaint against Silver, Meara got a non-prosecution deal from the feds in exchange for agreeing to serve as a “fact witness” against the Manhattan Democrat.

AuH20
01-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Cuomo freaking out at arrest and what it could signal

http://nypost.com/2015/01/26/cuomo-on-edge-as-federal-corruption-probe-continues/


And several sources described Cuomo — who along with his aides is being investigated by Bharara over the abrupt disbanding of the governor’s Moreland Act commission on public corruption — as “on edge’’ over Bharara’s ominous statement Friday that the public should “stay tuned’’ for more criminal charges to come.

“Andrew’s been working the phones day and night, staying up into the early morning hours, making hundreds of calls in one day trying to find out what the hell is going on,’’ a source close to the governor said.

Cuomo, who has retained a private lawyer, has enlisted several former federal and state-level prosecutors with ties to Bharara’s office including Steve Cohen, his former chief-of-staff, in an effort to find out Bharara’s next move, the sources said.

“He’s freaked-out, furious, and obsessed with fear, it’s like a nightmare for him. The whole narrative he laid out for his second term has been derailed by Bharara,’’ said a source in regular contact with the governor.

“The narrative has been taken over by Bharara and it’s all about Albany’s corruption, not Cuomo and his program for the state,’’ the source said.

AuH20
01-26-2015, 10:05 AM
Silver literally owns judges and then uses them to grease the skids for the suits that his firm takes to court. How many businesses did this crook negatively impact with his rigged court?

http://nypost.com/2015/01/25/silvers-law-firm-rakes-in-cash-as-asbestos-court-fast-tracks-claims/


Of 15 mesothelioma verdicts in the last four years, Silver’s firm won $273.5 million of $313.5 million awarded by NYCAL juries. Law firms usually take a third.

The average award for a NYCAL asbestos case — nearly $16 million per plaintiff between 2010 and 2014 — is two to three times larger than those in other courts nationwide, Bates White reported last month at an asbestos law conference in New York.

Conference speakers included Heitler, Madden and Perry Weitz, Silver’s law partner and a founder of Weitz & Luxenberg.

Last month, the American Tort Reform Association branded NYCAL the nation’s top “judicial hellhole,” saying it’s rife with plaintiff attorneys “brazenly favored by the judges.”

The group largely blames Silver, who not only has killed any tort reform, such as efforts to limit claims and cap damages, in Albany, but wields enormous power over the judiciary.

“Imagine you’re a judge and you know the person in front of you litigating in asbestos court is also responsible in some way for your career,” said Tom Stebbins, a spokesman for the New York Lawsuit Reform Alliance, which also faults Silver.


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-23/the-sheldon-silver-scandal-and-where-we-are-on-asbestos-corruption

enhanced_deficit
01-26-2015, 10:37 PM
Silver literally owns judges and then uses them to grease the skids for the suits that his firm takes to court. How many businesses did this crook negatively impact with his rigged court?

http://nypost.com/2015/01/25/silvers-law-firm-rakes-in-cash-as-asbestos-court-fast-tracks-claims/



http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-23/the-sheldon-silver-scandal-and-where-we-are-on-asbestos-corruption

Owning of judges should not be tolerated.

mosquitobite
01-26-2015, 10:41 PM
Why? It sounds like Mr. Silver was primarily interested in money; whereas Pres. Underwood is more interested in power and looks down on those looking to acquire just money.

See post #23

LibForestPaul
01-27-2015, 06:09 PM
More like did what the powers that be wanted.
Wrong. It takes more than a few, it takes a village of thieves to orchestrate such theft. Everybody (NY so mostly Jews, but it is Italians as well and others) get a piece of the theft to want and desire to keep scum like this in power. Make no mistake, someone's father, brother, daughter, sister looked the other way for this vermin, and others such as him, to be in power. Cuomo is just as dirty. And the people of this state want him.

vita3
01-28-2015, 02:18 AM
Wrong. People of the state don't want him. But keep the generalizations coming.

LibForestPaul
01-28-2015, 09:00 AM
Wrong. People of the state don't want him. But keep the generalizations coming.

There's a vote, there are campaign "contributions", and there is Sheldon, in power for how long? Keep believing in your neighbors.

vita3
01-28-2015, 10:08 AM
Sheldon Silvers "voters" he represented was the heart of Wall Street. Lower East Side Madhattan.

Realize this in your equation.

Anyway, it's a great thing this lifelong crook has been exposed.

AuH20
01-28-2015, 05:15 PM
There's a vote, there are campaign "contributions", and there is Sheldon, in power for how long? Keep believing in your neighbors.

It's all about party identification and ethnicity identification, with Sheldon filling the bill.

osan
01-28-2015, 06:41 PM
Hope this dickhead spills the beans .

Fuckhellno... never happen if those beans are important. He will either skate or dies mysteriously in that case.

As for him being the "most corrupt"... meh... people who say such things never met Peter Stein... my boss when I was teaching in Brooklyn. Oh, the stories I could tell...