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February 1, 2015 5:42 pm

Sheldon Silver Resigns as Speaker of New York Assembly

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New York Post – Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York state Assembly, has resigned following federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in kickbacks.

Silver spokesman Michael Whyland says Friday that Silver filed a letter saying his resignation as Assembly leader will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

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