Unluckiest guy on the Lower East Side. (Photo: Brian Finke)

Unluckiest guy on the Lower East Side. (Photo: Brian Finke)

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday for financial corruption, including charges of honest services fraud, extortion, and money laundering. Silver, who represented most of the Lower East Side and Lower Manhattan, was elected to the Assembly forty years ago and held the speakership for over twenty years.

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