Sheldon Silver

Sheldon Silver, former Speaker of the New York State Assembly
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January 21, 2020 - 3:25 pm
A federal appeals court upheld former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction Tuesday but ordered a resentencing after reversing the conviction on some charges.
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In this May 11, 2018 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court in New York.
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March 14, 2019 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free while it decides the merits of his appeal of his public corruption conviction. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-page order extending bail Thursday, a day after a three-...
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Sheldon Silver, former Speaker of the New York State Assembly
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March 13, 2019 - 4:47 pm
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. The Democrat wasn't at oral arguments Wednesday before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan but he likely heard a positive report from...
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January 08, 2019 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos began serving his four-year and three-month prison term Tuesday after he was convicted on corruption charges by a jury for a second time. Skelos, 70, reported to the federal prison at Otisville, New York, which has a medium security...
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Sheldon Silver, former Speaker of the New York State Assembly
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October 03, 2018 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free a few more months while he appeals his bribery conviction, an appeals court decided Wednesday, two days before he was to report to prison . Judge Jose A. Cabranes of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced the...
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Sheldon Silver, former Speaker of the New York State Assembly
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September 25, 2018 - 6:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court judge says 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. Sheldon Silver was supposed to report to prison Oct. 5, but...
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In this May 11, 2018 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court in New York.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 27, 2018 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career was sentenced on Friday to seven years in prison. Democrat Sheldon Silver, 74, had begged for mercy as he faced sentencing for a second time. The...
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Sheldon Silver, former Speaker of the New York State Assembly
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May 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- A jury convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges Friday, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid years in prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government. The...
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April 30, 2018 - 1:39 pm
The second trial for former assembly speaker Sheldon Silver 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.
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