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Ex-New York state Senate leader starts prison term

January 08, 2019 05:51 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos has begun serving his four-year and three-month prison term for a corruption conviction.
    
Skelos, a 70-year-old Republican, reported to the federal prison at Otisville, New York, on Tuesday.
    
The prison has a medium security facility and an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp.
    
His son, Adam, reported to the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, to begin serving his four-year sentence.
    
Skelos and his son were convicted in July on charges of extortion, wire fraud and bribery.
    
They reported to prison while Democrat Sheldon Silver - the former state Assembly Speaker - remains free while he appeals his corruption trial conviction and seven-year prison sentence.
    
Skelos and Silver were arrested in separate cases in early 2015.
 

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