Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 2015 conviction on corruption charges was tossed out by a federal appeals court Thursday morning, and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York quickly announced that his office would retry the case.
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the evidence presented in Silver’s high-profile prosecution was sufficient to convict him of money laundering, Hobbs Act extortion and honest services fraud.
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