NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Closing arguments concluded and jury deliberations got underway Thursday in the corruption retrial of former New York assembly speaker Sheldon Silver.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tatiana Martins told jurors the 74-year-old Silver engineered bribery schemes to earn $4 million in legal fees before he made another $1 million by investing what she called the “dirty money.”READ MORE: Police Escort Body Of NYPD Officer Jason Rivera To Inwood Funeral Home
The defense says the fees were legal and that there’s no proof Silver pocketed the money in exchange for taking official action.READ MORE: Tri-State Area Police Departments Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
Silver is being retried after his 2015 corruption conviction was overturned after an appeals court cited a Supreme Court ruling that narrowed public corruption law.
Deliberations will resume Friday morning.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Wounded Officer Wilbert Mora Being Transferred To NYU Langone Medical Center, Still In Critical Condition
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