Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Going to Jail

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Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver learned his fate in front of a judge in Manhattan Monday.

The 76-year-old former lawmaker has been re-sentenced to 78 months in prison in connection with a $4 million bribery scheme by Judge Valerie Caproni. He's also been ordered to pay a $1 million fine.

Silver was originally convicted in 2015, but the verdict was later overturned on appeal. He was put on trial again in 2018 where he was also found guilty. Silver's lawyers believe he shouldn't go to prison due to his age and COVID-19 concerns.

Sheldon Silver is scheduled to surrender to authorities on August 26.

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