Ex-NY Senate leader, son indicted anew in corruption case

Dean Skelos

NEW YORK (AP) – A former leader of the New York Senate and his son face new charges in a federal corruption case brought against them.

A rewritten indictment Tuesday levels additional conspiracy and extortion charges against 67-year-old Dean Skelos and 32-year-old Adam Skelos.

Authorities allege at least $300,000 was illegally steered to the son.

Dean Skelos was New York state’s most powerful Republican when he was arrested in May. The rewritten indictment says Adam Skelos obtained a job through his father’s influence and then didn’t go to work. It says he boasted he didn’t have to because his father was Senate majority leader.

Dean Skelos has said he will fight the charges and he and his son will be vindicated. His son’s lawyer has said he’s not guilty.

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