Ex-New York assembly speaker’s trial set for April 30

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements in the corruption trial of New York’s former assembly speaker have been postponed until April 30.

Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni publicly announced the date in a court filing Wednesday for the retrial of Democrat Sheldon Silver.

Jury selection will occur Monday, as previously scheduled. Openings were delayed after prosecutors said Tuesday that a key witness was ill.

Silver is being retried after his 2015 conviction was overturned by an appeals...

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