Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Conviction Overturned

The corruption conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been overturned by a federal appeals court. The court found sufficient evidence but said there were flawed jury instructions in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling that narrows the definition of what it takes to convict a public official. Prosecutors say… they’ll put Silver back on trial and convict him again.
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said jury might not have convicted Silver if it had been properly instructed on what constitutes an “official act.”
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The Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Historical Society is on track to dedicate its new roadside historic marker Monday morning at its museum in Angelica. The marker is for the restored four-wheel caboose at the museum. It’s known as a Bobber Caboose, and was built in Angelica in 1911.