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Sheldon Silver, a high-ranking N.Y. politician and asbestos lawyer, found guilty of corruption

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Sheldon Silver, a once-powerful politician who worked at one of the most prominent asbestos law firms in the country, was found guilty of corruption by a federal jury on Monday. The verdict against Silver, a Democrat who was the speaker of the Assembly prior to the indictment against him, came in the fifth week of the trial, the New York Times reported.

WSJ pounds asbestos trial bar over Sheldon Silver charges; Link between politicians and lawyers 'ripe for investigation,' paper says

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St. Clair County class action against Full Tilt Poker removed to federal court

A pair of defendants in a St. Clair County class action lawsuit over a gambling website has removed the matter to federal court.