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.
Gov. Cuomo questioned an arrangement that would allow Silver to step back from his role.
Brian Meara, one of the top-paid lobbyists in Albany, is a cooperating witness for the feds.
Glenwood Management, owned by 100-year-old Leonard Litwin, is "Developer 1," sources say.
Bill de Blasio was among many New York Democrats who defended Sheldon Silver Thursday.
Residents fear they've lost an advocate for "getting things done" after Silver was charged with fraud.
Charges may stem from cash Silver got from a firm specializing in real estate taxes, sources said.
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