Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver has conviction voided, faces retrial

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver has conviction voided, faces retrialBy Jonathan Stempel and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned the conviction of former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision narrowing what kind of conduct can support corruption prosecutions. Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim in Manhattan said his office plans to retry Silver, 73, who has been free on bail.



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