Disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will remain free until at least Oct. 27 as he seeks bail pending appeal of his November 2015 conviction on corruption charges.

Federal Judge Valerie Caproni on Thursday ruled that Silver, due to report to prison on Aug. 31, will have two weeks to start paying fines and other forfeiture fines as part of his conviction and later report to prison should his motion for bail be denied.

If Silver is to appeal that decision, the date he must report to prison is moved back another 14 days from when that court rules, or Oct. 27, whichever is later.

Silver in may was sentenced to 12 years in and prison and owes nearly $7 million in civil penalties stemming from his conviction late last year on corruption, fraud and self-dealing charges.

Initially scheduled to report to prison on July 1, Silver’s appeal has gained some ground in recent weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell that narrowed the definition of an official quid pro quo in public corruption cases.

That same decision is also at the heart of the appeal of Silver’s former colleague, ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who is also appealing his conviction from earlier this year. Both Skelos and his son Adam are free pending their appeal.