Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he believes he will be vindicated after his corruption trial.
Silver made the remarks Wednesday after leaving a conference at Manhattan federal court.
His trial is scheduled to start Nov. 2. The 71-year-old Democrat was arrested in January on charges that he collected $4 million in kickbacks by abusing his powerful legislative position.
Silver resigned his leadership post but is keeping his legislative seat while fighting the charges.