Former Albany powerhouse Sheldon Silver was found guilty on all counts Monday of scheming to take bribes and kickbacks and extort money in return for favors he delivered as speaker of the New York State Assembly.

A federal jury convicted Silver of reaping some $4 million in ill-gotten gains, most of it through legal referrals to a personal injury law firm and a real estate law firm, delivering guilty verdicts on four counts of theft of honest services, two counts of Hobbs Act extortion and a single count of money laundering.

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