Ex-NY Assembly speaker: I will be vindicated after trial

NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he believes he will be vindicated after his corruption trial.

Silver made the remarks Wednesday after leaving a conference at Manhattan federal court.

His trial is scheduled to start Nov. 2. The 71-year-old Democrat was arrested in January on charges that he collected $4 million in kickbacks by abusing his powerful legislative position.

Silver resigned his leadership post but is keeping his legislative seat while fighting the charges.

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