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Appeals court panel sympathetic to Sheldon Silver’s claims

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on a break from his trial last week at the courthouse in New York. A jury heard Silver's corruption case boiled down to two conflicting portrayals of the once-powerful Democrat: one as a greedy lawmaker who enriched himself with bribery and another as a seasoned politician who played by the rules regarding outside income. AP Images

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s quest to avoid prison got a boost when a panel of appeals judges heard his appeal Wednesday, questioning whether his actions were crimes or politics as usual. The Democrat ...

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Appeals judge blocks prison date for Sheldon Silver

NEW YORK (AP) — The former leader of New York’s Assembly can stay out of prison until a judicial panel decides whether he can remain free on bail while he appeals his sentence for public corruption, a federal appeals judge ...

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Judge denies ex-New York Assembly speaker bail pending appeal

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver must report to prison as scheduled next month after a judge Monday denied bail pending the appeal of his corruption conviction and seven-year prison term. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. ...

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Jury hears openings at ex-Assembly leader’s bribery trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor accused New York’s former assembly speaker Monday of taking millions of dollars in legal fees as bribes, while a defense lawyer insisted there was nothing illegal about the transactions. Sheldon Silver, who for ...

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Appeals judges question ex-Assembly speaker’s conviction

NEW YORK (AP) — Appeals court judges in New York seemed receptive Thursday to arguments that a recent Supreme Court ruling casts doubt on ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s public corruption conviction. But the three-judge 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Jury selection underway in Silver trial

NEW YORK — Jury selection has started in the corruption trial of a former New York Assembly speaker charged with accepting nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks. Federal Judge Valerie Caproni is questioning several dozen prospective jurors individually to ...

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