Above: Sheldon "Shelly" Silver
Sheldon Silver Refuses To Disclose Outside Income To NY State
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Sheldon “Shelly” Silver, the former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, has refused to report his outside income on a legally mandated state disclosure form, the AP reported.
Silver, who is still a member of the Assembly despite being charged by the federal government with accepting millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, reportedly cited those federal charges as the reason for not disclosing his outside income.
Silver reportedly wrote that it would be “inappropriate” to detail his income from his work as an attorney or other non-governmental income while those federal criminal charges are pending.
In spite of his refusal to declare his outside income, Silver insists he is innocent of the federal charges filed against him.
Silver is a prominent Orthodox Jew who is a pillar of the Lower East Side Modern Orthodox community he has lived in for decades.