Ex-N.Y. Assembly speaker again fails to dismiss corruption charges

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 24, 2015 12:13 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sheldon Silver, the once-powerful former leader of the New York State assembly, lost a bid to dismiss federal corruption charges against him on Friday for the second time.

U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in New York denied Silver's request to throw out the case, saying that none of his arguments were persuasive.

Silver is scheduled to face trial in November on charges that he used his position to collect millions of dollars in kickbacks and bribes.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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