Published On: Sun, Nov 15th, 2015

Lobbyist who introduced Sheldon Silver to Glenwood Management testifies

Prosecutors claim Silver backed Glenwood's rent-regulation proposal for kickbacks

litwin-silver Glenwood Management’s Leonard Litwin and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Glenwood Management’s Leonard Litwin and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Albany lobbyist Brian Meara has testified that he was responsible for setting up former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver with a Glenwood Management executive.

Prosecutors argue that Silver’s relationship with Glenwood Management was part of a kickback network that illegally earned the lawmaker $700, 000. Meara told the Manhattan federal court on Friday that he organized the June 2011 meeting, where Glenwood’s Richard Runes presented a proposal for new rent-regulation laws, according to the New York Post.
“Do you remember Mr. Silver’s reaction?” prosecutor Howard Master said at the trail.

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