Former State Senate Leader Dean Skelos and Son Found Guilty at Corruption Trial

Dean Skelos.
Dean Skelos.


Former State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam Skelos have been found guilty of all counts in a corruption trial today—the second conviction of one of an elected Albany power-broker in recent weeks.

“How many prosecutions will it take before Albany gives the people of New York the honest government they deserve?” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara asked in a tweet shortly after the verdict was read. Today’s conviction comes just weeks after Mr. Bharara scored another major political conviction when a jury found former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat who had ruled that body for decades, guilty of corruption charges.

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