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Star witnesses' possible surgery delays former Assembly speaker's re-trial

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in New York, after attending a pretrial hearing to discuss his retrial. Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in New York, after attending a pretrial hearing to discuss his retrial. | Photo: AP Photo / Kathy Willens.

April 10, 2018 05:52 PM

The re-trial of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been delayed.

It was set to begin Monday at Federal Court in Manhattan. However, during a hearing on Tuesday, Silver's attorneys revealed that a star witness may have to undergo surgery. That will delay his testimony a week or two.

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An appeals court reversed Silver's conviction in 2015 on corruption charges.

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