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Sheldon Silver: Govt. evidence suggesting doctor, Simmons exchanged referrals for donations prejudiced him

By The Madison County Record | Jan 28, 2016

NEW YORK CITY – Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, under conviction for corruption, claims that testimony about the mesothelioma foundation of Madison County asbestos lawyer John Simmons prejudiced his jury.

Is there something we should know about asbestos research?

By The Madison County Record | Dec 8, 2015

With a presidential election year coming up, political commentators and party hacks are sure to resuscitate that old canard about how so much money is spent on campaigning, how big donors undoubtedly expect something in return for their “investments,” and how we need to get the money out of politics.

Simmons Foundation gave $2.5 million to Columbia Univ. over four years; Simmons firm received 26 asbestos referrals over same period

By The Madison County Record | Dec 1, 2015

On Nov. 30, jurors found former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty of giving state funds to Dr. Robert Taub while making money on referrals from him. The Simmons Foundation in 2010 executed a contract with Taub's research center at Columbia University, pledging $3.15 million in five years.

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