Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was charged on Thursday with five counts of fraud and corruption, with federal investigators accusing the longtime lawmaker of using his official position to reap millions of dollars in outside income and kickbacks.

Charges against Silver focus on the myriad ties he has to both two lucrative industries that have business before the state: Real estate and health care, as well as intersect with his work as a personal injury attorney, where he has been “of counsel.”

At the same time, a real-estate developer is pointed to who has contributed $200,000 to Silver and a political action committee under his control.

Silver, the speaker since 1994, turned himself into federal law enforcement this morning.

In a statement, Silver’s attorneys, Joel Cohen and Steven Molo, said the speaker would be vindicated.

“We’re disappointed that the prosecutors have chosen to proceed with these meritless criminal charges,” the attorneys said. “That said, Mr. Silver looks forward to responding to them — in court — and ultimately his full exoneration.”

The 35-page complaint alleges Silver received bribes and kickbacks through a law firm, which was masked as legitimate income.

The complaint states Silver received millions of dollars in non-public income “as a direct result of his corrupt use of his official position to obtain attorney referral fees for himself.”

Silver, since late 2002, has received more than $5 million from the two firms, with approximately $700,000 accounting for bribes and kickbacks.

Investigators allege Silver obtained referrals in asbestos cases from a doctor, and used his position as leader of the Assembly to funnel a half-million dollars in state funds to the doctor’s research as well as his family.

“There is probably cause to believe that Silver obtained approximately $4 million in payments characterized as referral fees solely through the corrupt use of his official position,” the indictment states.

US v Sheldon Silver Complaint by Nick Reisman