Silver Corruption Conviction Overturned by Second Circuit

, New York Law Journal


Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's conviction on corruption charges was overturned by a federal appeals court Thursday morning. Southern District U.S. Attorney Joon Kim has already announced the office will retry the case.

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  • Joseph J. O‘Brien Jr.

    Judge Cabranes correctly says many, as I do, will find the facts adduced at trial to be distasteful, but the Court did what the law requires. We should all be grateful to them for having done so. Would that all judges were made of the stuff these judges are made of.

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