Governor Andrew Cuomo has set a special election to fill former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's seat following his conviction Monday on federal corruption charges.

It will be held on April 19.

Meanwhile, Silver's attorneys say they will file an appeal to get the verdict overturned.

The 71-year-old was found guilty on charges of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering.

Prosecutors said Silver, who represented Lower Manhattan for decades, traded favors in exchange for $4 million in kickbacks from a cancer research center and real estate developers.

But his defense claimed Silver never actually broke any laws.

He remains free on bail.

Silver faces the possibility of up to 20 years in prison.

A sentencing date has not yet been set.