Friday, July 14, 2017

Silver skates but will be retried

From NY1:

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's conviction on fraud, money laundering, and extortion was overturned Thursday.

The judge used a Supreme Court precedent involving former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, which more clearly defined the kind of conduct that could be considered corrupt while in office.

"The court talks about certain acts that Silver was shown to have taken that no longer can be considered official acts, such as having a meeting," attorney Joshua Colangelo-Bryan said.

"It is not clear beyond a reasonable doubt that a rational jury would have reached the same conclusion if properly instructed, as is required by the law for the verdict to stand," Jose Cabranes of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision said in his decision.

In a statement, acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim says he will re-try the case.

18 comments:

JQ LLC said...

This goddamn city...

Anonymous said...

During the trial, the Mt Sinai doctor who bribed him was given immunity and testified against him.

Anonymous said...

The fix was always in.

Will never serve a day.

Might even get his job back or back pay.

Pension is his to keep.

What do you think about Preet now?

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I don't mind that much so long as he never runs for public office again.

Anonymous said...

my timeline may be off, and correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the McDonnell ruling made after silver was already convicted?

can you use precedence that occurs AFTER your convicted as grounds to overturn it?

Anonymous said...

One can only hope that eventually this prick dies in prison attire.

Anonymous said...

Can't blame the city on this one - it's because of the US Supreme Court decision.

As usual, justice takes a back seat.

Anonymous said...

Whelp, that Supreme Court decision basically made corruption legal as long as you're a politician.

Anonymous said...

He should be re-convicted and then EXECUTED

M. How said...

Well, looks like the old adage is true: "Money talks and everyone else walks." But then again, we all knew Sheldon would not give up his free lifestyle to live with the "dregs of the earth."

Anonymous said...

What do you think about Preet now?

Not much. Chuckie Schumer's boy, thank God President Trump got rid of his sorry ass.

If he - Preet - was real, the whole political class would be in jail by now.
But given the justice system or better yet the lack of it, not so sure about jail.
What a fucking disgrace, one can steal, lie, steal some more, retire and collect pension for all the crimes committed. Great system, is this the democracy we are spreading around the world?

M. How said...

Anonymous said: "can you use precedence that occurs AFTER your convicted as grounds to overturn it?

Well, if Silver is appealing, I guess it is considered a "new trial" and a decision reached after his "new trial" would probably be able to be used in that appeal as precedence. Not positive about that statement but it makes sense to be.

Will a New York attorney step up and confirm or deny this thinking? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Alas, the whole crooked justice system devalues all honesty itself! And, to answer your question, Anonymous #4, a precedent can not apply to after a conviction has been SO ORDERED, in order to overturn it. It's the corruption and manipulation at the top of the equally crooked-and-corrupt US Supreme Court decision that paved the way for lifetime criminals like Silver to absolve and vacate heinous crimes against humanity for which everyone else continues to pay a soul-crushing price (again and STILL), and the public be damned!

That is why corruption from the top has created an avalanche of endless corruption, graft, cover-ups, kickbacks and payoffs within the vanishing middle and underclasses BECAUSE of the unchecked (and openly practiced) corruption from the top on down. It's also creating violence, lawlessness, vigilantism and open tyranny and anarchy in the streets, where many parts of Queens and other boroughs (including Bloomberg's prized Manhattan that he has now ravaged, tonsured and abandoned, ironically to live in a landmarked section of London), look like a police state ordered curfew after 8:00 p.m. In fact, there is more freedom and privilege at Riker's Island during their OWN nightly orders of lockdown!

Anonymous said...

Again I will say it "We need term limmits" now !

Anonymous said...

Read Jesse Eisinger's new book entitled, 'The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executive,' Queens Crappers, and you will understand why there are now two separate Justice Department's within the 'UNITED STATES of AMNESIA and ENTERTAINMENT': One for the rich and guilty——another for the poor and innocent!

The book is also a testament to how it's no longer a crime to be 'Too Big To Fail,' and the rampant human misery that all crooked politicians (not public servants) and CEOs that continues to impose great consequences for the rank and file, whilst clearing the way for even more corruption, graft and greed to be FOISTED on to We, the People, with a vengeful impunity that is unprecedented, to date——and, the public be eternally duped, bilked, scammed, SCARRED and damned!

Anonymous said...

Read Jesse Eisinger's new book entitled, 'The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executive,' Queens Crappers, and you will understand why there are now two separate Justice Department's within the 'UNITED STATES of AMNESIA and ENTERTAINMENT': One for the rich and guilty——another for the poor and innocent!

The book is also a testament to how it's no longer a crime to be 'Too Big To Fail,' and the rampant human misery that all crooked politicians (not public servants) and CEOs that continues to impose great consequences for the rank and file, whilst clearing the way for even more corruption, graft and greed to be FOISTED on to We, the People, with a vengeful impunity that is unprecedented, to date——and, the public be eternally duped, bilked, scammed, SCARRED and damned!

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