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The former speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday, after being convicted for a second time on federal corruption charges.

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A New York City investment advisor has been charged with ripping off dozens of senior citizens who trusted him with their retirement savings.

New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood says Dean Mustaphalli diverted millions of dollars into his own hedge fund, forging signatures and initials.

When the fund was about to “hollow out,” he allegedly wrote himself a check for $100,000.

Underwood says Mustaphalli built the seniors’ trust when he worked in a Citibank branch, and convinced them to move their money when he started his own business.

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Prosecutors in Connecticut plan to appeal the dismissal of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Connecticut closed its only juvenile prison in April after 39 kids finished their time there. Now, officials from the Department of Children and Families who ran the facility say 11 of those children are in detention centers because they’ve been arrested again.  

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A jury has convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.

The verdict Friday came more than two years after his first 2015 trial resulted in a 12-year prison sentence.

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