Corruption In New York's Senate: Now, It's A Family Affair
New York's former Senate majority leader and his son have been sentenced to federal prison after they were charged with corruption last year.By Melissa Prax | May 12, 2016
New York's former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos now faces a five-year federal prison sentence for corruption.
And Adam Skelos, who was convicted alongside his father last December for bribery and conspiracy, was sentenced to six and a half years.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Dean Skelos used his political position to funnel money to his son — over $200,000 in total — by pressuring business leaders.