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New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is transported by federal agents to federal court, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in New York. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is transported by federal agents to federal court, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in New York. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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New York Assembly speaker arrested on graft charges

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested by FBI agents and charged with extortion and fraud. CNN affiliate WCBS has more.

New York Assembly speaker arrested on graft charges

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested by FBI agents and charged with extortion and fraud. CNN affiliate WCBS has more.