Sheldon Silver's sealed documents planned to be released

A federal judge plans to release sealed documents from ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption trial on Friday — and the mysterious materials could deal yet another blow to the disgraced pol’s reputation.

The transcripts, which will be released with redactions, are from an Oct. 16, 2015 hearing and have been the subject of legal dispute for months.

Silver had argued they could adversely impact his sentencing and were irrelevant. An unidentified person in the materials also argued their release violated privacy.


Silver’s lawyer, Steven Molo, argued in court Thursday that information in the docs did not relate to his corruption conviction.

Because they “do not involve a quid-pro-quo,” he said, they shouldn’t be released.

Manhattan Federal Judge Valerie E. Caproni said she wasn’t suggesting a quid-pro-quo — rather that the information spoke to Silver’s misuse of public office. Caproni also said information potentially impacting sentencing — good and bad — is fair game.

“The public has a right to know what all is on the plate,” she said. “This is not one of his better moments.”

A lawyer for the unidentified person mentioned in the documents, who is also fighting their release, also unsuccessfully argued they weren’t of public interest.

Caproni retorted that the fact the unidentified person was fighting the docs’ release — and apparently has enough of a stake to keep them under wraps — suggests they are indeed of significant interest to the public.

Silver’s lawyer, Steven Molo, argued in court Thursday that information in the docs did not relate to his corruption conviction.Jane Rosenberg/for New York Daily News

Silver’s lawyer, Steven Molo, argued in court Thursday that information in the docs did not relate to his corruption conviction.

The unidentified party could still push for a stay in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Caproni vowed to release them unless appeals judges stopped her.

Silver, 72, is scheduled to be sentenced May 3.

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