STATEMENT: LRANY Executive Director Response to Silver Sentencing

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May 3, 2016

LRANY Executive Director Response to Silver Sentencing

“We have said – for years now – that Sheldon Silver’s payments from New York’s wealthiest personal injury law firm were an out-sized political contribution masquerading as legitimate income. Silver defrauded the people, choosing his allegiance to the trial lawyers over his public service. Now convicted, disbarred, and sentenced for his crimes, lawmakers in Albany must act on the common sense civil justice reforms he blocked for decades from ever coming to the floor.”

-Tom Stebbins, Executive Director, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York

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Contact: Phoebe Stonbely | PStonbely@LRANY.org | 518.512.5265

The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) is a nonpartisan not-for-profit association of businesses, professionals, healthcare providers, membership organizations, taxpayers, and concerned citizens committed to changing New York’s legal system to help create jobs and energize our economy.

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