A prosecution document unsealed Friday morning alleges that former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had two extramarital affairs, one with a lobbyist who frequently did business with the now-convicted Democratic leader and a second he helped get a job with the state.
In the unsealed motion, which is heavily redacted and does not include the names of the women, the government cited “credible and corroborated evidence that while serving as Speaker of the Assembly, the defendant engaged in extramarital relationships with two women, one of whom … lobbied the defendant on a regular basis on behalf of clients who did business with the State, and the other … for whom the defendant used his official position to recommend for job with a State … over which he exercised a particularly high level of control.”
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