The seven-year prison sentence imposed on crooked ex-state Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith was a shot across the bow of his former Albany associates, Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos — and one they’d be wise not to ignore, sources told The Post on Thursday.
“If they weren’t before, then they should be shaking in their boots now,” said a law-enforcement official familiar with Silver’s and Skelos’ corruption cases.
“Smith just got seven years [for trying to bribe his way onto the 2013 mayoral ballot] and he didn’t even steal money. What do you think’s going to happen to Skelos and Silver?
“They should both cut deals fast because they are going to get crushed and the lawyers are bleeding them dry,” the official added.
A law enforcement official familiar with Silver's and Skelos' corruption cases is leaking to the Post that Silver and Skelos should deal now or face prison terms as long or longer than Smith just got for his corruption case.
What exactly would Sheldon Silver and/or Dean Skelos have to deal to prosecutors in return for lesser sentences than they could get at a trial.
I bet I'm not the only one wondering that.