Sheldon Silver Loses Bid To Toss Corruption Case

Joseph Ax

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who allegedly used his position at a private law firm to conceal millions of dollars earned illegally through asbestos claimant referrals, lost a second bid to have federal corruption charges dismissed. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said, "None of Silver's arguments is persuasive." Silver will face trial in November 2015.

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