Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos sentenced to five years
Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who was convicted of federal corruption charges in December, was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday, May 12. He was also fined $500,000.
His son, Adam, was sentenced to 6 and a half years in prison.
The Skeloses must share a $334,120 forfeiture, restitution for the money earned through their schemes.
Skelos, 68, and his son, 33, both of Rockville Centre, were accused of using the elder Skelos’s position as Senate majority leader to steer money and jobs to Adam. They were both convicted of three counts of extortion under color of official right, two counts of soliciting bribes in connection with a federal program and one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud.