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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Put In For Pension Day After Conviction

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- In spite of his felony corruption conviction on Monday, former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver may still be able to collect his state pension.

Silver put in for his pension, estimated to be as high as $98,000 a year, on Tuesday, CBS2 reported. He was found guilty Monday of bribery, extortion and money laundering.

WGRZ-TV reports a 2011 law allows judges to revoke pensions for politicians convicted of crimes but only if they took office after 2011.

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