WHAT A THUG LOOKS LIKE.

The powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday, sending shock waves through the political establishment and upending the new legislative session.

Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, surrendered to FBI agents early Thursday morning in Lower Manhattan.

Silver, before entering 26 Federal Plaza, said, “I hope I’ll be vindicated.”
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