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Letter: Schimminger’s support for Silver is appalling

Schimminger’s support for Silver is appalling

After reading local lawmakers’ reactions to Sheldon Silver’s conviction on corruption charges, I was struck by Democrat Robin Schimminger’s comments.

As the ranking Assembly member, he expects an appeal of the guilty verdict and predicted – and I quote – the “final chapter has yet to be written” regarding Silver’s conviction. In my mind, this clearly was Schimminger’s one last opportunity to rally around “the tattered flag” of a convicted felon.

I certainly don’t want to deny Silver due process under the law, but being found guilty on all seven counts of corruption should send a clear message that justice has been served.

Jim Williams