Disgraced politician Sheldon Silver is itching to go a third round in his corruption battle with the feds.
The ex-speaker of the New York state Assembly filed a memo Friday requesting an acquittal or a new trial after being convicted of selling his office for $4 million in kickbacks.
Silver was convicted May 11 by a Manhattan federal jury following a week-and-a-half long trial. The judgment affirmed his 2015 corruption conviction that had been tossed because the jury instructions were flawed.
In their memo Friday, Silvers’ lawyers claimed that the “weight of the evidence” was in Silver’s favor and that “no properly instructed, rational jury could have found him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Silver faces as much as 130 years when he is sentenced Sept. 30.
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