Jurors found ex-New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty on all counts at his corruption trial Monday.

Silver, one of New York State's most influential lawmakers for two decades, abused his position to earn millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks, prosecutors said.

Each charge against Silver, 70, could carry up to 20 years in prison.

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Earlier Monday, a juror in the trial asked to be removed from the jury. It was the second juror to ask the judge to be excused from the high-profile case.

Silver, who for decades wielded enormous influence as the chamber's speaker, is charged with collecting some $4 million in illegal kickbacks in exchange for official acts.

Jurors began deliberations on his fate last Tuesday.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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