Bharara was actually in the courtroom when the guilty verdict was read, and according to reports a fidgety Silver glanced in his direction after the jury handed down its decision.
It was probably an unfamiliar position for Silver, who was used to being in control during the decades that he held a firm grip on state politics as one of the three most powerful men in Albany. Now he doesn't even have an office there, as he was immediately forced to vacate the seat he first won some 40 years ago.
Silver was just the latest politician – most of them at the state level – to find themselves on the receiving end of Bharara's uncompromising war on the art of political corruption in New York State.
Silver was charged with using his position to steer clients to law firms over the years in exchange for millions of dollars in consulting fees. He was found guilty on seven counts, and faces up to 130 years in prison, although his lawyers are expected to appeal the decision.
The only question now is, who's next?