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State Legislature To Get Scandal Holiday? Assembly Cancels Session For Ethics Training

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The State Legislature seems to be a in rush to get out of town. 

Assembly Speaker Sheldon SIlver has cancelled today's scheduled session. "Why?" you ask. Well, for ethics training of course! 

Sort of. The Assembly has been scheduled to undergo ethics training today for sometime but the session was going to go on later in the day.

However, it was decided the ethics training could run late. 

Meanwhile, the Senate has called off session for Monday and Tuesday citing the Jewish Holiday Pesach Sheni. 

It just so happens that later today a judge is set to reveal the names of six elected officials who were caught on wiretap in conversations with convicted former Sen. Shirley Huntley — elected officials who may very well face criminal charges.

Sen. John Sampson was indicted earlier this week for embezzeling cash from mortgage escrow accounts to fuel his failed run for Brooklyn district attorney.

Sampson is just the latest in a line of legislators to be indicted on federal charges this year. 

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