Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sheldon Silver's Ties to Brooklyn

Office of Sheldon Silver
Indicted New York State politician Sheldon Silver has a number of ties to Brooklyn, news sources say.

The contacts go back more than a decade -- Silver graduated ffrom Brooklyn Law School. More recently, Silver's brother, Dr. Joseph Silver, the orthopedic chief at Brooklyn's Methodist Hospital, was allegedly steering patients to him, according to the Daily News. After his brother died in 2003,Silver allegedly found another doctor to o this task.

OHEL, the Orthodox Jewish social services organization headquartered in Brooklyn, is also closely tied to him, according to the News.

OHEL bought an upstate camp  a few miles from Silver's vacation house, and named it after Silver's brother. The advisory board chair for the camp is Martin Kleinman, whose home health-care company, Americare, was fined $15 million for bogus Medicaid claims.

And continuing probes link Silver to judges who had roles in Atlantic Yards, according to Atlantic Yards Report, which quotes reports in the News and Post.

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