Former Assembly Speaker Silver pleads not guilty

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning.

Silver is facing a new charge from federal prosecutors who said he did favors for an investor who gave him access to investment opportunities.

His not guilty plea means a trial is now set to being November 2.

“I’m glad that there is a trial date set,” he said. “There will be motions made, and I am confident that at the end of this process, I will be totally vindicated.”

The new accusation was added to the indictment he was already facing that accuses him of collecting $4 million in kickbacks.

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