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Upstate GOP State Senator Indicted For Allegedly Lying To FBI About Job For Son

New York State Senator Thomas W. Libous (center, facing camera). (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York State Senator Thomas W. Libous (center, facing camera). (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A leading Republican New York state senator from upstate has been indicted on charges that he lied to the FBI about arranging a law firm job and an inflated salary for his son.

An indictment unsealed Tuesday says Thomas Libous (R-Binghamton), claimed he did not know how his son, Matthew, got the job.

He also allegedly claimed that no deals were made to get his son the job, and was not aware that a lobbying firm with which had paid any part of his son’s salary for the job, according to prosecuting documents.

All of the statements were allegedly false.

The indictment also said Libous told the FBI he was unaware that a lobbying firm was paying part of his son’s salary.

It has been previously alleged that Thomas Libous arranged his son’s job and salary and promised extra business for the law firm.

Libous’ office said it would comment later. A message left at his lawyer’s office was not immediately returned.

Matthew Libous was indicted on federal tax charges. A call to his attorney was not immediately returned.

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