Sheldon Silver

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is surrounded by media as he leaves court in New York where in 2016 he was sentenced to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced, more than two years after a federal jury convicted him on extortion and money laundering charges.

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

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The former speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday, after being convicted for a second time on federal corruption charges.

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A jury has convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.

The verdict Friday came more than two years after his first 2015 trial resulted in a 12-year prison sentence.

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