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Andrew Cuomo

Follow The Favors, From Money To Corruption

Follow The Favors, From Money To Corruption

The Sheldon Silver effect burst into the news in Connecticut on Wednesday. Silver is the New York assemblyman who served as speaker of the house for two decades until Monday at noon. The Manhattan Democrat resigned from his powerful position after a federal indictment for corruption last month made it impossible for him to carry on. On Wednesday, Connecticut's U.S. attorney, Diedre Daly, held a press conference to introduce her own task force of corruption fighters to the state. It includes lawyers, FBI agents and IRS officials. The combination of officials from various offices of federal law enforcement, Daly declared, will create a "force multiplier" for the effort....