Federal judge has yet to rule on motions to dismiss charges against Silver

Sheldon Silver

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – A federal judge has yet to rule on a motion to dismiss the charges against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

The prosecution said the judge should ignore Silver’s request.

The U.S. Attorney’s office responded to what’s called a “friend of the court” brief supporting Silver’s claim.

The National and New York Associations of Criminal Defense Laywers filed the brief saying U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s news conferences and speeches regarding Silver’s case violated the assemblyman’s rights. But prosecutors said Bharara did not unfairly prejudice Silver and fell within his rights as U.S. Attorney.

Silver is facing federal corruption charges.

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