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April 29, 2015

Silver Maintains Innocence on New Charges and Welcomes Trial

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver pleaded not guilty to additional public corruption charges on Tuesday and said he welcomed a trial.

“I’m glad a trial date is set. I’m confident I will be vindicated after a full hearing on the facts,” he said.

In addition to Silver’s original charges that he accepted $4 million in illicit payments from law firms for which he did not perform legitimate legal work, prosecutors have also now accused him of “distributing some $287,000 in ‘crime proceeds’ into investment vehicles not available to the general public.”

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