January 20, 2016

Who says crime doesn't pay?

Sheldon Silver's pension is official: $6,600 a month

ALBANY -- He was convicted and tossed from office, but former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is still getting his pension: $6,602 a month.

Silver's pension comes to $79,224 a year, according to the final calculation from the state Comptroller's Office.

Silver, D-Manhattan, the speaker from 1994 through January 2015, put in for his retirement on Dec. 1 -- just days after he was convicted on corruption charges in federal court.


The state constitution entitles convicted lawmakers to their pensions.

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