Silver Schemed ‘Under Any Definition,’ Feds Tell 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 8:21 PM EST) -- Manhattan prosecutors urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to affirm the corruption conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, saying a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that gutted the government’s case against a Virginia politician doesn't help the ex-Empire State lawmaker.

Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison earlier this year for steering state funds to a doctor and passing laws to benefit a real estate developer in exchange for client referrals to his law firm and campaign contributions. A month...
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