Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver received a prison sentence of 6 1/2 years on Monday, as the Democrat was found guilty of extensive corruption.
U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni issued the sentence for Silver, hoping that it would “send a message to Albany” that this type of corrupt behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. In addition to the sentence, she is issuing him a fine of $1 million.
“This was corruption pure and simple,” Caproni said.
Caproni noted Silver’s tremendous hypocrisy throughout his various sentencing hearings. Recently, his legal team has attempted to use COVID-19 as an excuse for Silver to skirt justice. Caproni was not buying it, although she did spare him of the 17 to 22 years called for by federal sentencing guidelines. He lamented publicly that he tarnished his career in public service.
“I destroyed that legacy that I built over 35 years,” he said, adding that his “improper, selfish and ethically indefensible” conduct grew out of his sense of entitlement.
Donald Trump Jr. noted in a Twitter post that NBC News failed to mention that Silver was a prominent Democrat in their article about his sentencing.
Anyone else shocked that NBC News would neglect to mention that Silver is a Democrat and ran the NY Democrat party for decades??? If he was a Republican that would be front and center!
Ex-New York assembly speaker Sheldon Silver sentenced to 6 1/2 years https://t.co/ULTkJdrWTC
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 21, 2020
Big League Politics has reported on how Democrat corruption has exploded in recent months due to the prevalence of mail-in voting:
Three New Jersey Democrat politicians are being charged with fraud relating to a mail-in voting scam that allegedly happened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The charges have been filed against a city councilman, a councilman-elect, the brother of another councilman, and a fourth individual for election fraud in May’s special election. The entire election was conducted via mail-in voting due to fears related to the coronavirus.
NJ 1st Ward Councilman Michael Jackson is accused of collecting mail-in ballots and giving them to the Passaic County Board of Elections without indicating that he was the official bearer with his signature. Prosecutors also allege that Jackson handed in at least one ballot before it had been properly filled out.
In addition, Alex Mendez, another Democrat who was victorious in the 3rd Ward election, allegedly collected mail-in ballots from different voters and submitted fraudulent voter registration applications.
Jackson won re-election with 844 votes while his opponents received 599 and 490 votes, respectively. Mendez won his post with 1,595 votes with his nearest competition receiving 1,350 votes.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service became aware of the alleged scam when they found several hundred mail-in ballots that were “bundled” in a mailbox in Paterson, with hundreds of other ballots found in a different mailbox in nearby Haledon. Overall, there were at least 800 ballots implicated in the alleged scam. This was enough to potentially influence the results of last month’s elections.
Other instances of alleged fraud were reportedly a family affair. Shelim Khalique, a 51-year-old Wayne resident, whose councilman brother, Shahim Khalique, won by just a few votes as a candidate in the 2nd Ward, is accused of illegally collecting and delivering mail-in ballots as well. Khalique is also facing charges of illegally employing a sex offender for his transportation company and hiring school bus drivers without qualifications.
Another suspect Abu Razyen, 21, of Prospect Park, has been taken into custody and charged with mishandling ballots as well.
The corruption in the Democrat Party is seemingly limitless, and the fake news media will enable their illicit behavior whenever possible.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rebuffed From Democratic Convention, While RINO John Kasich Will Speak
Kasich’s more of a Democrat than AOC.
Reports for plans for the Democratic National Convention indicate that progressive New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will not be giving a speech for the program of events, while former Ohio Governor John Kasich- a nominal Republican- will be speaking in a primetime slot in support of Joe Biden for President.
The prioritization of Kasich over Ocasio-Cortez shows Biden’s interest in appealing to suburban affluent Republican voters, even if it comes at a detriment to turning out the Democratic base of urban millennials. The strategy could backfire significantly, especially if Ocasio-Cortez herself chooses to respond in kind and only provide lukewarm support for Biden.
Initial reports suggested that AOC would be given a primetime speaking role, only for sources close to the Bronx Democrat to correct such an assertion. It appears that AOC will instead speak in a limited capacity, in a function reflecting her role as a leader of Biden’s climate working task force.
Joe Biden may be the only individual to speak personally from the convention hall in which the event is principally located, on account of coronavirus social distancing measures. Biden campaign operatives are reportedly making “ruthless cuts” to accommodate for the digital nature of the event, forcing out many Democrats who would otherwise speak at the convention in person.
Kasich will speak on the same night as Vermont Independent socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, in a gesture that’s intended to highlight the range of Biden’s base of support.
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