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Albany -  Some members of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s staff have been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors, a source said Monday.

 Silver (D-Manhattan), one of the most powerful politicians in New York over the last two decades, was accused of corruption by federal prosecutors who alleged he pocketed $4 million in bribes and kickbacks for steering legislation and grants. He was arrested last Thursday and released on $200,000 bail.

   Silver, 70, has said he’ll be “vindicated,” but Democrat legislators are weighing ousting him from his role as house leader.

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  U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has said the Silver investigation is continuing. It wasn’t immediately clear how many of Silver’s staffers were subpoenaed.