Albany Bureau Chief For POLITICO On Corruption Trial(s)

A jury of seven women and five men are seated in the corruption retrial of Long Island Republican Dean Skelos and his son.  Opening statements begin today in Manhattan Federal Court for the former New York Senate boss accused of using his office to get high-paying no-show jobs for his son Adam in exchange for those companies doing business with the state.  The two were convicted in 2015 but those convictions were overturned on appeal because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of bribery.  Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction was tossed for the same reason but the former Democratic Assembly leader was found guilty at his retrial. Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief For POLITICO, talks about corruption trials Wednesday at 8:05AM on NewsRadio 570 WSYR.


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