Corruption retrial begins for Sheldon Silver

Posted at 6:39 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 18:49:08-04

The second trial for New York's former assembly speaker is likely to be a repeat of a 2015 trial but with language that will conform to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of corruption.
Opening statements begin Monday in the corruption retrial of Democrat Sheldon Silver.
The 74-year-old Silver has insisted he is not guilty.
A jury was chosen earlier this month to hear the retrial in Manhattan federal court.
Prosecutors say Silver traded favors and earned $5 million corruptly after leading the Assembly for more than two decades.
Silver's conviction and 12-year prison sentence was reversed last July after the Supreme Court in June 2016 reversed the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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