Former Democratic New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon

Former Democratic New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver exits Manhattan Federal District Court after being sentenced to 12 years on corruption related charges, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 27, 2016, cleared the former Virginia governor on corruption charges in a case that could have implications in Silver's case and the conviction of former Senate majority leader Dean Skelos. (Credit: Bryan R. Smith )

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