Dean Skelos sentenced to four years, three months in prison

Skelos was convicted on corruption charges for the second time in July

New York /
Oct.October 25, 2018 12:45 PM

Dean Skelos (Credit: Getty Images)

Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison for corruption charges linked to a scandal involving Glenwood Management and other companies.

Skelos had been retried and convicted on corruption charges in July after his prior conviction in 2015 was overturned on appeal, according to the New York Times. The case centered on charges that he pressured business leaders to pay his son Adam Skelos roughly $300,000 for a series of no-show or low-show jobs or else he would kill legislation that was important to their industries.

Skelos and his son Adam were initially convicted for bribery, extortion and conspiracy related to a scheme to have Glenwood — a campaign donor — -arrange a $10,000-a-month, no-show consulting job for Adam.

Adam was sentenced to four years in prison hours after his father’s sentencing. His original conviction was also overturned, and he was retried and convicted in July as well.

Skelos spoke to the judge before she imposed his sentence and said he regretted his actions, according to the Times.

“I truly am remorseful, your honor,” he said. “I have disappointed so many, and that’s what troubles me. I’ll never get over that.” [NYT] – Eddie Small


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