July 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Phoebe Stonbely
STATEMENT FROM LRANY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
RE: SILVER CONVICTION OVERTURNED
“If using public money to buy lucrative clients for your law firm is not corruption then I don’t know what is. Sheldon Silver presided over one of the most corrupt state governments in history, bought and paid for by trial lawyer special interests. And New York is still recovering. Mr. Silver used his office to enrich himself – to the tune of $5 million – not serve the people of New York. With this devastating decision, the judge has signaled that government is for sale and has likely opened the flood gates to more corruption.”
-Tom Stebbins, Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York
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.