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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