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State Senate Speaker Sheldon Silver Submits Resignation Under Pressure

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.
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. Photo Credit: File Photo.

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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