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Sheldon Silver Under Investigation Regarding Payments Received

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  1. Lafwanda Purple Belt

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    Hope?

     
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    Here's hopin'!

    Also, In my journalistic endeavor to find out more on this case, I'm yet to find a picture of Mr. Silver not looking like a Sleazeball/Scooby-Doo Villian.

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    OMG!!!! A city official taking payments under the table????? SHOCKING!!!!!!! :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  4. BOTTICELLI MMA Fanatical Sabbatical

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  5. Lafwanda Purple Belt

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    Random citizen apathetic towards corruption in politics?

    The point is there is a chance he will not be in office when another bill to lift MMA's ban in NY comes to the floor.

    The chance is slim given NY and its awesome levels of corruption but it is a chance and I'll take it.
     
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    Based on the list of potential indicments for fradualent practices, as cited by the article, it appears as though he has both the financial backing and political prowess to crawl out from under a charge of this sort: That is, one that might jepordize his career in any significant way.
     
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    It's tantamount to conjecture at this point, but I wouldn't be surprised one iota if he was recieving a similar payoff from those parties interested in preventing legislation that would approve the organisation of mma in any professional capacity.
     
  8. warriorsplay You can run but you can’t hide

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    As long as he paid federal and state taxes on the amounts he will be fine. Tax evasion is serious, non disclosure can be wiggled out of. He has a history of inappropriate contacts and is the second most powerful man in the state.
     
  9. warriorsplay You can run but you can’t hide

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    No, he just needs the votes and legal political contributions from the Culinary Union.

    What he seems to be have been getting is basically legal apart from the non disclosure. If you're a lawyer and a politician you can get money from your practice and refuse to say what and work you did because of client confidentiality.
     
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    Good news. There needs to be a much bigger push for MMA in New York. It's crazy that it's still banned.
     
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    Sweet. Fuck that guy.
     
  12. Lafwanda Purple Belt

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    Odds are he will survive but I like to dream.
     
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    Do we know if this alleged money is linked to scumbag boxing promoters, or not relevant to combat sports?
     
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    Once he is gone I think mma will be legal in NY.

    Lets hope 2015 is the year. Its a joke that its not, think of the money it can bring in to the state, not just a few PPV, Fight nights by UFC but Bellator will go there, WSOF could go there, regional orgs in north east could hold events there.
     
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    Nothing will come of this
    He'll pay a small fine to the right people and go on about his business
     
  16. Lafwanda Purple Belt

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/n...r-is-tied-to-landlord-with-troubled-past.html
    This article links the law firm to a landlord looking to reduce taxes on his properties.

    The investigation isn't MMA related but the .001% that Silver gets out of office because of it could mean good things for NY and MMA.
     
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    That would be the best MMA news I've heard in a while. Not sure if UFC 200 would line up with a New Years Eve show 2015 but agree would be perfect in MSG...Just a stones throw away for me.

    Also, really shouldn't matter where or what the money is from, as a politician it could be enough for him to be pressured into stepping down...hopefully
     

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