NEW YORK (NEWS 10) – Friday is the first full day of deliberations for the jury in the federal corruption trial of former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam.
Dean Skelos is accused of using his power in office to strong arm companies into paying Adam.
The jury began Friday morning by listening to six phone recordings they requested late Thursday, most between Dean and Adam Skelos.
The jurors listened attentively as Dean and Adam talked vaguely about plans and people.
The defense also made a motion under Rule 29 to acquit both defendants on all counts citing a similar case and insufficient evidence.
The prosecution said that there was overwhelming evidence of guilt and they cited the same case but saying it had one major difference, it was a bench trial while this is a jury.
No notes from the jury so far and there’s no telling when we’ll hear from them or if there will be a verdict.