Politics Former New York Republican Senate Leader Dean Skelos Convicted Of Extortion Charges

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) and his adult son have been convicted of charges that the once-powerful Republican used his office to extort about $300,000 in salary and other benefits for the son.

    A federal jury in Manhattan reached the verdict Friday after a public corruption trial that featured wiretap recordings of unvarnished conversations between Skelos and his only child, Adam.

    Prosecutors said the tapes were proof the pair schemed behind the scenes to pressure three companies into agreeing to employ his 33-year-old son.

    The defense argued that Skelos was merely a loving father eager to take care of his only child, not a politician on the take.

    Late last month, another jury convicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of bribery.
     
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    He look sad.
     
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    He got his son a free 300k salary, for doing nothing :jj:
     
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    I wish someone could get me a job like that.
     
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    Loved the look on the kid. How long before he starts dropping dimes. Look out governor
     
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    They call a kid like him a two slapper. One to get him to talk the other to shut him up.
     
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    How does that kind of behavior seem like a good idea to anyone? Just blinded by money or stupid or full of ego or what? I mean, WTF? How do you go down that path?
     
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    I figured that my 2 cents was required.

     
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