Sheldon Silver expected in Manhattan federal court

MANHATTAN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to enter a plea to the latest version of a criminal indictment that led him to step down from his powerful post.

Last week, prosecutors boosted charges against Silver, saying he did certain official favors for an investor who gave him access to high-yield investment opportunities. The accusation was added to an indictment that alleged he exploited his power in Albany to collect $4 Million in kickbacks.

The democrat is set to enter a plea Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, in the past Silver has said he will be vindicated.

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