The allegations against Skelos and Silver may have irrevocably damaged rent protection laws.
Dean Skelos and his son Adam were taken into custody Monday morning.
The two-year investigation into the former state Assembly leader has opened new avenues to investigate.
The disgraced assemblyman, who faces a host of fraud and corruption charges, has pleaded not guilty.
The indicted assemblyman announced an April meeting and still has the support of many in his community.
Ethics reforms proposed by the governor still need approval from the state senate.
A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Sheldon Silver Thursday afternoon.
More than a dozen elected officials have been carted off in cuffs or convicted in court since 2010.
Carl Heastie of The Bronx was elected Assembly Speaker Tuesday.
The governor said he would not approve a state budget that does not include his five-point ethics plan.
Frontrunner Carl Heastie is facing off against Catherine Nolan of Queens after others dropped out.
Federal investigators are looking into Dean Skelos' outside income, according to NBC New York.
Federal prosecutors say Silver used the firm to mask "kickbacks" as legitimate income.
Nolan announced her candidacy Wednesday, looking to replace Sheldon Silver, who was arrested last week.
The Assembly will hold an election Feb. 10 to replace Silver, who was arrested on corruption charges.
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