Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver found guilty in second corruption trial

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver found guilty in second corruption trialBy Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty of corruption charges on Friday by a jury in Manhattan federal court after an appeals court threw out an earlier conviction. Silver, 74, was charged with directing state money to a prominent cancer researcher and supporting a real estate developer’s interests on rent legislation in exchange for about $ 4 million in bribes and kickbacks. Silver was found guilty of all seven counts against him, including honest services fraud and extortion.



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