- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge says she plans to release information Friday that puts another blemish on former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s record in office.

Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni announced her intention Thursday after a Silver lawyer argued against it. Silver declined comment.

The 72-year-old Democrat was convicted in November in a $5 million corruption case. Prosecutors say he traded favors to enrich himself and then lied about it. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 3.

Lawyers for The New York Times and WNBC-TV asked the judge to unseal documents pertaining to evidence excluded from trial. The judge said the evidence pertained to something that wasn’t one of Silver’s better moments.

Silver’s lawyers had opposed the unsealing on grounds they could jeopardize a fair trial if Silver wins an appeal.

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