New York Jury Finds Former Politician Guilty On Mesothelioma Charges

(December 23, 2015, 12:56 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — A New York jury on Nov. 30 found former New York politician Sheldon Silver guilty of all charges, including claims that he received millions of dollars in referral fees from Weitz & Luxenberg after directing research funds to a doctor so he would steer patients to the asbestos powerhouse law firm (United States of America v. Sheldon Silver, No. 15-93, S.D. N.Y.).

In January, the federal government filed a sealed complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York...
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