Ex-NY Senate Boss Asks For Light Sentence After Conviction

Law360 (October 12, 2018, 10:13 PM EDT) -- Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos asked a New York federal judge on Friday to give him a sentence of less than two years in light of his life of public service, the needs of his two autistic grandchildren, and the consequences he’s already suffered as a result of his two convictions.

The sentencing memorandum asked U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood to show leniency toward Skelos, who was convicted, alongside his son Adam, on corruption charges in July after a second trial over claims the once powerful Republican extorted businesses into directing payments to his family.

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