Dean Skelos


Dean Skelos and Son Adam Seek New Trial

Federal appellate court judges heard an appeal Thursday by lawyers seeking a new trial for former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam. A three-judge panel of…

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Silver, Skelos Seek Their Freedom During Appeals

Two former top state legislators sentenced to lengthy prison terms after they were convicted of public corruption crimes are urging judges to let them remain free pending appeal following a…

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Skelos to ‘Vigorously’ Appeal Verdict

The attorney for former state Senate leader Dean Skelos says that the defense intends to “vigorously” pursue post-trial motions challenging the convictions. “We are obviously very disappointed with the verdict,”…

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Dean and Adam Skelos Guilty of Extortion Charges

Former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam were convicted of all charges. The government had accused the elder Skelos of strong-arming three companies with a stake…

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Regional Briefs – November 13, 2015

Daily News to Drivers: Sign Contract or We Shut Paper NEW YORK – Losing $30 million a year, Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman gave the 220 unionized drivers an ultimatum:…

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Regional Briefs – October 22, 2015

All 18 NY Democratic Reps. Back Hillary Clinton NEW YORK – All of New York’s 18 Democrat congressmen, two senators and governor united behind Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, with the…

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Ex-Senate Leader, Son Plead Not Guilty

The former leader of the New York Senate and his son pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges on Monday after prosecutors told a judge that investigators secretly intercepted thousands…

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Former Senate Leader and Son Indicted

The former leader of the New York Senate and his son were indicted Thursday on conspiracy and extortion charges as prosecutors boosted the amount of money from $200,000 to $300,000…

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Skelos: I Fully Expect To Be Exonerated

Confident despite charges leveled against him, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing. The leader of the New York Senate turned himself in…

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Skelos to Cuomo: Put Tuition Aid in Budget

New York Senate’s top Republican on Monday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include a far reaching education tax credit in his budget blueprint, which is scheduled to be released on…

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NY Senate GOP Backs Deal With Breakaway Democrats

The unusual power-sharing arrangement in the New York state Senate between minority Republicans and a splinter faction of Democrats will continue despite the GOP’s gain of an outright majority in…

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Polls Show GOP Regaining NY Senate Majority

New polls released Monday showed three Republican challengers leading Democratic incumbents in races that will help determine majority party control of New York’s 63-seat Senate. The Siena College polls of…

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My Trip to Israel

Last week, the leaders of New York State’s government sent a clear message of support for Israel’s right to defend itself against brutal terrorist attacks by Hamas. I was proud…

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