Jury set for Silver’s retrial
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.