Sheldon Silver Starts Appeal Process to Reverse Corruption Conviction

The Jewish Voice
Hannah Hayes

Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni granted Sheldon Silver bail during his appeal of a 12-year corruption conviction. Although the McDonnell Supreme Court ruling narrows the definition of corruption, Judge Caproni still believes he is guilty. Silver was convicted in late 2015 after funneling more than $500,000 in state funding to a researcher at Columbia University in exchange for referrals of Mesothelioma patients to a law firm that kicked-back $3 million to Silver.

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