A Former Ny Assembly Speaker Is Still Walking Around A Free Man

08.28.19 | Jeremy Miller

75-Year-old Sheldon Silver still has not spent a single night behind bars as his case is again before a panel of appeals court judges.

Silver's still living on public funds, his nearly $70,000 a month state pension.

His 2015 federal conviction on charges including extortion, money laundering and fraud was overturned on appeal, but Silver was again found guilty last year and was sentenced to seven years behind bars.

A three-judge panel is still reviewing Silver's second conviction. They could either uphold that conviction, leaving Silver the option to to the U.S. Supreme Court, or overturn it--meaning he could face a third trial.