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Once-powerful NY lawmaker due to surrender for prison term

The 76-year-old is due to report on Wednesday to a federal prison in Otisville, New York.

NEW YORK — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is about to begin serving time for his corruption conviction. 

The 76-year-old is due to report on Wednesday to a federal prison in Otisville, New York, after being sentenced earlier this year to 6 1/2 years behind bars in a corruption case that toppled him from his position as one of the state’s most powerful politicians. 

There was no immediate comment from his lawyers about the surrender.