Sheldon Silver

Former Assemblyman Vito Lopez (Photo: CBS2)

NY To Pay $545K To Settle Sex Harassment Lawsuit Against Vito Lopez

Lopez agreed to pay an additional $35,000 as part of the settlement, which was announced Thursday by the attorney representing the two women.

02/05/2015

New York State Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx. (File Photo; Credit: CBS2)

New NY Speaker Vows Reform, But Past Reflects Status Quo

Carl Heastie’s own record and background reflect the system he now vows to change. He received more than $23,000 in travel and accommodation reimbursements for legislative business.

02/04/2015

New York State Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx. (File Photo; Credit: CBS2)

NY Assembly Picks Heastie As Speaker To Succeed Silver

Carl Heastie was elected speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday, making him the first African-American to hold the powerful position.

02/03/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Silver’s Tenure As New York State Assembly Speaker Comes To An End

The Manhattan Democrat resigned late Monday following his arrest on federal corruption charges.

02/02/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Carl Heastie Emerges As Favorite To Succeed Sheldon Silver As NY Assembly Speaker

Now there is only one other opponent, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan of Queens, who would be the first female speaker in state history.

02/01/2015

Embattled State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in Albany on Tuesday, Jan. 27. (Credit: CBS2)

Sources To CBS2: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver To Resign Post At End Of Monday

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has submitted the resignation letter for his speakership, sources told CBS2 Friday evening.

01/30/2015

Embattled State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in Albany on Tuesday, Jan. 27. (Credit: CBS2)

NY Assembly Speaker Silver Takes Leave Of Absence From NYC Law Firm

New York City-based Weitz & Luxenberg announced the separation Wednesday. President Perry Weitz says the firm was “shocked” to learn about the accusations against Silver.

01/28/2015

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 Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver To Step Down By Monday

Embattled New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has agreed to step down by Monday of next week, in the wake of federal corruption charges.

01/27/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested On Corruption Charges

Silver To Temporarily Cede Power As He Fights Charges

The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges.

01/26/2015

FILE -- Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (Credit: Getty Images)

Bharara Lambasts ‘Three Men In A Room’ Culture In Albany, Says Voters Must Demand Change

One day after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on corruption charges, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says now is the time for New Yorkers to demand more from politicians.

01/23/2015

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 Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Silver Vows Vindication Following Arrest On Corruption Charges

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is vowing to clear his name after his arrest Thursday on conspiracy and bribery charges.

01/23/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (right) walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment on January 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested On Corruption Charges

FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed the 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at FBI headquarters in New York City.

01/22/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Watchdog Group Sees Reported Sheldon Silver Probe As Opportunity For Ethics Reform

New York’s system of ethics is fundamentally flawed, weak in its language and lacking independent, well-funded oversight, a government watchdog says.

12/31/2014

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sheldon Silver, Preet Bharara Mum On Investigation Report

The New York Times, citing unidentified sources, reported that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the FBI are trying to determine what the Manhattan Democrat did for Goldberg & Iryami, which specializes in seeking real estate tax deductions.

12/30/2014

The 9/11 Memorial plaza - New York, NY - Sep 12, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Port Authority, Developer Tout Progress To World Trade Center

One thing the families of 9/11 victims may notice as they gather at the memorial this year is fewer construction fences, marking another year of progress.

09/09/2014

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