Appeals Court OK's Delay in Silver Re-trial

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives to federal court in Lower Manhattan on May 3, 2016 in New York City.  Former New York state assembly speaker Silver will be sentenced to prison for corruption schemes that federal officials said captured $5 million over a span of two decades  (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

A federal appeals court has granted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's motion to delay his second corruption trial while his case is reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.  

Silver's 2015 conviction was tossed out a few weeks ago on a technicality,, and prosecutors immediately said they would seek a second trial.  

The court ruled that jury instructions in Silver's first trial were improper under a Supreme Court ruling that changed the definition of "honest services."  

Former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is still awaiting word on his appeal.

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