ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Despite their criminal convictions, two of New York’s former top lawmakers won’t be suffering financial hardship.
Both former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos will be receiving sizeable pensions.
The New York State Comptroller’s Office said Silver will get a monthly pension of just over $6,000. Skelos will receive just under $8,000 per month.
Both men retired from their top political jobs just after their December 2015 convictions on federal corruption charges.
Silver’s pension will add up to $79,222.68 per year. Skelos will get $95,831.52 per year.
Both men are facing decades in prison when they’re sentenced in April and March, respectively.