Guilty Verdicts In Skelos Corruption Trial

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(New York, NY)  --  There is a verdict in the corruption retrial of Dean and Adam Skelos.  The former New York state Senate leader and his son have been convicted of bribery and extortion charges.  Today was day three of deliberations.  The two were accused of allegedly pressuring companies into giving Adam six-figure no-show jobs in exchange for political favors.

The two were previously convicted in December 2015, however the convictions were overturned on appeal after a 2016 Supreme Court ruling changed the definition of political corruption.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos walks into a Manhattan court for his sentencing on May 12, 2016 in New York, New York. Skelos and his son Adam are scheduled to be sentenced for eight felony counts of bribery, extortion and conspiracy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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