New York - Legal Expert Foresees No Jail Time For Silver And Skelos
New York - Both Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos will dodge prison time, predicted a prominent defense lawyer today.
Attorney Barry Slotnick announced his expectations on John Catsimatidis’ Sunday radio show, reported the Daily News.
Slotnick said that the Supreme Court’s newly narrowed definition of public corruption will benefit both the former Assembly speaker and the State Senate majority leader.
Lawyers for the two men are hopeful that the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to throw out conviction charges against former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell this past June established a precedent that will also keep their clients out of jail.
Slotnick said that the charges given to jurors in both cases were inappropriate and resulted in wrongful convictions. Silver and Skelos are currently out on bail while their convictions are appealed.
“I predict one more time that Skelos and Silver will not go to jail, that their convictions will be reversed and that this will end it for these two people,” said Slotnick. “They’re never going to go to jail and they will never have felony convictions.
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