Melody Burns and I have been joking on-air that Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will never go to jail for his crimes, and it looks like he might escape imprisonment.
24/7 News reports that a judge says the disgraced Democrat can stay home until the court hears his request to remain free on bail, while he's appealing his sentence. The 74-year-old Silver was supposed to report to prison on October 5th. He is also supposed to pay the state 1.7 million dollars in court fines because of his ill-gotten gains. So far no jail time and no payments from Silver.
Silver was sentenced to seven years for taking millions in kickbacks during his time in Albany.
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