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Ex-NY Senate Head Denies Extortion In Final Plea To Jury

Law360, New York (July 11, 2018, 7:59 PM EDT) -- An attorney for former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Wednesday made his final pitch to jurors in the corruption retrial accusing the Long Island Republican and his son of leveraging political power to extort companies, saying there’s no crime in the senator asking for assistance for his son.

Skelos and his son Adam are being tried for the second time over claims the former used his perch as one of New York state’s three most powerful politicians to coerce real estate, environmental...
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