United States Says Evidence Supports Guilty Verdict In Asbestos Corruption Case

(March 4, 2016, 2:13 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — Evidence that former New York State Assemblyman Sheldon Silver received millions of dollars in fees from mesothelioma leads in exchange for funding research and helping the researcher’s family supports a jury’s verdict finding him guilty, the United States told a federal judge in New York on March 3 (United States of America v. Sheldon Silver, No. 15-93, S.D. N.Y.).

(United States’ response in opposition available. Document #01-160323-004B.)

In January 2015, the United States filed a sealed complaint in the U.S. District Court for...
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