July 23, 2015 •
NY Senate Deputy Majority Leader Libous Convicted of Felony
Senate Deputy Majority Leader Thomas Libous was convicted of felony charges resulting from a federal investigation into a job his son received at a politically connected law firm.
Because he was found guilty, Libous is automatically removed from his Senate seat according to state law. His ouster leaves Senate Republicans with a slim majority and puts a renewed significance on the November 2015 elections.
Libous’ seat will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015, unless Gov. Cuomo calls a special election sooner.
Photo of Sen. Thomas Libous by Emmanuel Priest on Wikimedia Commons
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