Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York state Assembly, was arrested Thursday morning on corruption charges. Silver showed up at 26 Federal Plaza in downtown Manhattan at 8 a.m. where he was arrested by FBI agents. He’s set to make his initial appearance before a federal judge Thursday afternoon. Silver’s spokesman, Michael Whyland, declined comment before the arrest.Of course, we have to wait until the second paragraph to learn which party Silver is affiliated with.
US Attorney Preet Bharara scheduled a press conference at 1 p.m. to detial the charges.The powerful Manhattan Democrat Silver has been the target of an on-going federal probe of undocumented payments he received from a law firm, sources said…Silver isn't the first Democrat to be snared in a corruption investigation recently, although I am amazed that Holder's Justice Department is investigating Democrats. I'm sure that Harry Reid is uncomfortable with such investigations. He's widely noted for making millions while serving in the Senate. Harry will be a very rich man when he retires.