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Sheldon Silver, Ex-NYS Assembly Speaker, Has Corruption Conviction Partially Overturned

Seth Wenig

A federal appeals court has partially overturned the corruption conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. 

He was convicted in a 2018 retrial on charges related to two separate pay-to-play schemes. A judge sentenced him to seven years in prison.     

Silver served as speaker for more than 20 years. He resigned in 2015.

An attorney for Silver declined to comment. The U.S. Attorney’s office did not respond to a request for comment. 

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.