Dean Skelos, son convicted of corruption


A Manhattan federal jury on Tuesday convicted former  State Senate leader and Long Island power broker Dean Skelos in his retrial of charges that he used his official power to corruptly secure work for his son, Adam.

On their third day of deliberations, jurors also convicted Adam Skelos, who was accused in his retrial of conspiring with his father to shake down a real estate company, a malpractice insurer and a Nassau County contractor for more than $300,000.

The father and son — each convicted on eight counts of conspiracy, extortion and bribery — briefly embraced and touched cheeks after the verdict was read.


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