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Silver used Sept. 11 to steer $500G to doctor: letter
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In the letter dated July 5, 2005, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver promised the public money would go toward vital research on residents and workers at the site of the World Trade Center terror attacks who may have been exposed to asbestos when the buildings collapsed.
 
Famed doctor at center of Silver bribery case loses job
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The top oncologist at the center of disgraced Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption case has been given the boot from his job as head of a non-profit research center. Dr....
 
Dr. Taub lauded by patients despite Sheldon Silver link
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Dr. Robert Taub’s former patients and fellow physicians are struggling to make sense of the murky predicament he’s in as the doctor at the center of the Sheldon Silver corruption scandal.
 
Esteemed Columbia oncologist caught in the middle of Sheldon Silver’s bribery scheme
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Dr. Robert Taub, renowned oncologist and the director of Columbia’s Mesothelioma Center, which handles asbestos-related cancer, is right in the middle of the multimillion-dollar bribery case against state Assembly Speaker...
 
New York Assembly speaker takes law firm leave of absence
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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is taking a leave of absence from his law firm as he fights federal corruption charges, the firm said Wednesday. Weitz & Luxenberg president Perry Weitz said the firm was ...
 
Doctor's Diary: growing pains can be real
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Children complaining of 'growing pains' are not usually taken seriously, but they can be a symptom of hypermobility, or excess elasticity
 
Columbia Cancer Doctor Steps Down After Silver Arrest
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The director of a Columbia University cancer center has been removed from his position , after a criminal complaint revealed he allegedly referred patients to embattled State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in exchange for state grant money. [ more › ]
 
Earley woman died from asbestos disease - but source remains a mystery
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Woman died at 73 from mesothelioma - but did not know where she contracted disease
 
‘Shocked’ law firm gives Silver the boot
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He was shocked — shocked — that Sheldon Silver did anything wrong. The founder of a law firm that paid Silver millions over a dozen years for doing virtually no...
 
Experience: I planned to kill my father
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One morning, I was alone with him in the house. He looked up at me and said, ‘Sarah, will you help me?’ In 2009 my father was diagnosed with mesothelioma , a lung cancer caused by asbestos. He had probably been exposed to it as a junior doctor ; the pipes lining the staff corridors were lagged with asbestos fibre. Dad knew the prognosis of his illness: a few more months, his lungs filling with ...