Jury set for Sil­ver’s re­trial

New York Post - - NEWS - Igor Kossov and Kaja White­house

Lawyers over­see­ing the cor­rup­tion re­trial of for­mer Assem­bly Speaker Shel­don Sil­ver picked a jury on Mon­day.

The 12-per­son panel in­cludes a re­tired flight at­ten­dant, a re­tired teacher and a nurse in Mount Si­nai’s crit­i­cal-care depart­ment.

The re­trial, which kicks off with open­ing state­ments on April 30, is ex­pected to last six to eight weeks.

Sil­ver, 74, is charged with sell­ing his of­fice in ex­change for $4 mil­lion in kick­backs. He has de­nied the al­le­ga­tions. His 2015 con­vic­tion was over­turned by an ap­peals court due to a US Supreme Court rul­ing in the case of for­mer Vir­ginia Gov. Bob McDon­nell, which nar­rowed the def­i­ni­tion of bribery.

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