December 11, 2015 •
Former New York Senate Leader Found Guilty of Public Corruption
Following just a little over a day of deliberations, former state Senate leader Dean Skelos has been found guilty of abusing his power while in office. Skelos used his office to extort over $300,000 in salary and other benefits to obtain employment for his son, who was also convicted of similar charges.
Skelos was arrested in May, and lost his Senate leadership role less than a week after his arrest. Skelos’ conviction comes just two weeks after the conviction of former Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver.
Photo of Dean Skelos courtesy of the New York Senate website.
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