2nd Circ. Flips Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction

By Carmen Germaine (July 13, 2017, 10:41 AM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday vacated former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 2015 corruption conviction, agreeing that the jury instructions at his trial were erroneous in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark McDonnell decision.

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver — pictured here last May leaving court after being sentenced to 12 years in prison — had his 2015 conviction for corruption overturned by the Second Circuit Thursday. (AP) A three-judge panel rejected Silver's challenges to the sufficiency of the evidence produced at his trial, but nonetheless vacated his convictions for honest services fraud, extortion and...

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