Former Senate Leader Dean Skelos Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

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For the second time in two weeks, a man who was once among the most powerful politicians in New York State has been sentenced to prison.

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Dean Skelos, the former Senate Republican Leader who was convicted of using his powerful position to land his son Adam Skelos no-show jobs and other perks, was sentenced to five years in prison by Judge Kimba Wood in a federal courthouse in downtown Manhattan today. His son Adam, who was caught on wiretaps physically threatening people over business deals, was sentenced to more than seven years.

“You sent a message that you, one of the three most powerful politicians in New York State, were in some measure corrupt,” Judge Wood told the elder Skelos.

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