Assemblyman Giglio: Sheldon Silver Found Guilty

November 30, 2015
ALBANY, NY – Statement by Assemblyman Joe Giglio, on the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Silver:

“The ‘guilty on all counts’ verdict returned today against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver highlights the urgent need for systematic reform of the manner in which the Assembly operates. The abuse of power and level of corruption can be partly attributed to the total control that one member of the Assembly maintains over all other members. I’ve pointed to legislation, rule changes and other systematic reforms over the years that would severely undercut one member’s ability to corrupt an entire governmental body, and the need for that reform is urgent. Sheldon Silver is finally gone from the Assembly, and it’s time to act.”