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Sheldon SilverClosing arguments were made yesterday in the federal corruption trial of Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. Jurors are expected to be instructed and start deliberating today.

The prosecution has attempted to show that Silver received kickbacks from two law firms for work brought by individuals and corporations with business before the state who were aided in an official capacity by Silver in exchange for that business.

The defense has argued that these relationships constituted no more than run-of-the-mill conflicts of interest and do not rise to the level of quid pro quo bribery.

The NY Times has coverage.