Skelos, Son Found Guilty In Corruption Trial

By Pete Brush (December 11, 2015, 2:02 PM EST) -- Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam were found guilty Friday of using the former lawmaker's powerful perch in Albany to squeeze illegal payments out of real estate, insurance and environmental consulting businesses in a verdict the jury foreperson said was not a close call.

A jury has found New York Sen. Dean Skelos, left, and his son Adam Skelos guilty after a day and a half of deliberation in the duo's corruption trial. (Credit: AP) The eight-woman, four-man federal jury came back with the decision before U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood after a...

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