Bloomberg Law
Jan. 25, 2021, 2:38 PMUpdated: Jan. 25, 2021, 2:52 PM

Sheldon Silver’s Bribery Convictions Won’t Get SCOTUS Look (1)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t overturn bribery convictions for longtime New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver despite recent rulings reining in convictions against public officials.

Silver, who served in the state assembly from 1977 until his indictment in 2015, was convicted of two bribery schemes and later sentenced to seven years in prison, a $1.75 million fine, and a forfeiture of $3.74 million.

The New York-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturnedsome, but not all, of those convictions. Silver wanted the Supreme Court to look at the remaining ones but the justices declined to do ...