WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Democratic State Senate Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is facing corruption charges, has submitted his resignation from his leadership post under pressure from his colleagues , Newsday reported.
Silver’s resignation is effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday, but Silver is retaining his Assembly seat, according to Newsday.
Silver, a 70-year-old Lower East Side resident, has been accused of receiving $4 million in kickbacks; if he is convicted, the 21-year senator could face up to 100 years in prison, Newsday reported.
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