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New York Pol Pleads Not Guilty Federal Corruption Case

Former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, pleaded not guilty to federal charges of fraud and extortion in a Manhattan federal courtroom on Tuesday. The 71-year-old Democrat, who rose to Speaker in 1994, resigned the post after his January 22 arrest by FBI officials in a high-profile U.S. corruption sting. “I am confident I will be vindicated in court," Silver, who is out of jail on $200,000 bail, told reporters shortly after his plea. Silver has largely...

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