Disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will be sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday.
Silver is being sentenced for a third time due to successful appeals of his first and second corruption trials.
The once powerful Assembly Speaker failed to convince a judge that the pandemic makes it too dangerous for him to get re-sentenced in person, but a Manhattan federal Judge rejected a request by Silver to appear before her by video-conference.
Silver was convicted in May 2018 of accepting millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for legislative favors.
In January, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Silver’s conviction for a separate corruption scheme involving legal referrals for mesothelioma patients.
Silver was sentenced to seven years behind bars in 2018, but has remained free pending his appeal.
He was originally convicted in 2015, but that conviction was thrown out.