Columbia University has sanctioned the oncologist at the heart of the conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
“Columbia University can’t fire Dr. Robert Taub — who funneled cancer patients to disgraced politician Sheldon Silver in exchange for funding — so they’ve stripped the tenured professor of his grant money, title and staff raises,” reports the New York Post.
Columbia had tried to fire Taub after Silver was indicted, but a judge ordered that Taub could remain in his job pending the outcome of a civil trial.
“Taub testified that he sent Silver up to 50 cancer patients and, in exchange, got $500,000 in taxpayer-funded grants,” reports the Post. “Silver then referred the cases to an asbestos law firm that paid him $3 million in legal fees.”
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