Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for payments he received from a small New York City law firm, according to a New York Times report Monday. FBI agents and prosecutors from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office are looking into what Silver has been doing in exchange for income from Goldberg & Iryami PC, a firm that focuses on real-estate tax reductions for residential and commercial properties. Silver, a personal-injury lawyer, received payments over the last 10 years from the firm, but did not include it on his annual financial-disclosure forms, the Times reports. The Manhattan Democrat, who has served as speaker for the last two decades, did not respond to questions regarding the investigation or his relationship to the firm.
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