Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was released on $200,000 Thursday afternoon following a brief appearance in federal court.

Silver, accused of using his position as the powerful speaker of the state Assembly to enrich himself with $6 million in kickbacks and bribes, did not enter a plea.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Feb. 23.

He is limited to travel around the U.S. and was required to surrender his passport.

Speaker Silver free on 200k bond. Pre-trial hearing set for Feb 23. No plea entered. His passport was surrendered.

As outlined by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara earlier this afternoon, Silver is accused of receiving referral fees from both real-estate interests and a doctor.

The flow charts Bharara used to explain the case are below:

Sheldon Silver PC Visuals by Nick Reisman