Dean Skelos’ Corruption Conviction Overturned


A Manhattan federal ​appeals court has overturned the 2015 corruption convictions of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos. ​​

The Long Island Republican and his son were found guilty in December 2015 on charges of bribery, extortion and conspiracy. The men abused the elder Skelos’ office to pressure a Manhattan developer, a malpractice insurer and an environmental tech company to pay Adam with hundreds of thousands of dollars for consulting work while he enjoyed a no-show job, prosecutors argued.

​​Federal prosecutors have vowed to retry Silver and both Skelos men.

Read more at NY POST.



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