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Jury selection begins in Silver corruption re-trial

April 16, 2018 06:47 PM

Jury selection got underway Monday in the re-trial of former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Opening statements in the trial won't start until April 30, because prosecutors say a key witness is sick.

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Silver is being retried after his 2015 corruption conviction was overturned by an appeals court, that cited a Supreme Court ruling narrowing public corruption law.

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