A bribe or a favor? Quid pro quo or goodwill?
As U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara looked on from the back of the Manhattan courtroom, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Goldstein portrayed Mr. Silver as a craven, cash-hungry pol who repeatedly deceived the public and even his friends. Everything Mr. Silver did in the two corruption schemes he is accused of undertaking was about the “money,” Mr. Goldstein said.
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