He’s likely heading to prison, but convicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will still collect a hefty state pension.
He’s enrolled in the most generous pension tier system. Silver should collect $90,750 a year, which is more than most New Yorkers make in the private sector.
That’s 75% of the $121,000 a year he was making while serving as speaker.
The state cannot go after the pension of state lawmakers or workers who started before November 2011 — even if convicted of crime.