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Speaker Silver’s Secret [Editorial]

New York Post, December 14, 2014

Speaker Silver’s Secret [Editorial]

Sheldon Silver has been keeping a secret from the citizens of New York. The Assembly speaker admitted for the first time that besides the hefty fees he commands as counsel to Weitz & Luxenberg, he also has his own personal law practice….As for what he specifically does to earn that money and for whom, Silver’s lips remain sealed….Silver and other legislators with outside law-firm income stand on the profession’s ethical code of confidentiality. But the New York City Bar Association, in a 2010 statement, called on Silver and his colleagues to fully disclose their outside income, “including the identity of their clients, their fees and a clear description of the services rendered.” Moreover, “there should be no blanket exception for attorney-legislators.”

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