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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.
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.