Disgraced ex-Assembly Speaker could wind up in Orange County

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NEW YORK – Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was sentenced on Friday to seven years in prison, could wind up in Otisville federal prison.
The disgraced leader, who was sentenced a second time after his first conviction was overturned, must surrender to prison on October 5. Federal Judge Valerie Caproni recommended he be sent to the Otisville facility, which provides services for Orthodox Jewish prisoners.
Silver, 74, was convicted of taking $4 million in kickbacks as well as $1 million in profits from two corruption schemes.
He is expected to appeal this second conviction as he did the first.