Longtime New York Assembly Speaker Arrested On Corruption Charges07:30
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The FBI today arrested one of the most powerful men in New York, longtime State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, on federal corruption charges.

Chief among the charges: that he used the power of his office to solicit millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Just yesterday, even with the news of his imminent arrest swirling, Silver had a prominent seat on the stage at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to Errol Louis, host of "Inside City Hall" on New York 1, about Silver, the charges he's facing and how his arrest is reverberating in Albany.

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This segment aired on January 22, 2015.

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