Former N.Y. State Senate Asks Appeals Court For New Trial
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Former N.Y. State Senate Asks Appeals Court For New Trial

REUTERS/Francois Guillot/Pool Lawyers for former New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam on Thursday urged a U.S. appeals court to overturn the two men’s corruption convictions in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, said the jury in the case was given a definition of political corruption that the Supreme Court rejected when it overturned the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Prosecutors had accused Dean Skelos, a Republican, of using his position as Senate majority leader to pressure three companies that wanted his support in the state legislature into paying favors to his son, including a lucrative “no-show” job.
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