Dean Skelos, Sheldon Silver ask to remain free pending appeals

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Convicted former New York legislative leaders Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos are urging judges to let them remain free pending appeals.

They made the request in federal court on Monday.

This comes in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that reversed the corruption conviction of a former Virginia governor.

Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison, Skelos was given five years.

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