Former Senate Leader Skelos Won’t Seek Bail

NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos said he plans to go to prison in January for his federal corruption conviction and won’t seek bail pending his appeal.

The longtime Republican power broker from Rockville Centre is due to report to the Otisville Correctional Facility in Orange County on Jan. 8 to serve his sentence of four years and three months. His attorney says the decision is not a reflection on the merits of the appeal.

Skelos’ son, Adam, who was also convicted, is scheduled to begin serving his sentence on Jan. 8, at a low-security federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut.