ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The FBI and federal prosecutors have begun investigating New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his son, sources told CBS2.

Authorities are reportedly focusing on business dealings involving Skelos’ son, Adam Skelos, and whether his father exerted any influence to help him.

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The investigation into Skelos comes on the heels of the indictment of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is facing an assortment of corruption charges.

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Silver was arrested after prosecutors concluded he exploited his influence to reap $4 million in kickbacks and payoffs over a decade. He has pleaded not guilty and is free on bail. He said he’ll be vindicated.

If charges are brought against Skelos, it would send Albany into a tailspin – potentially causing a change in leadership in the Senate as well, CBS2 reported.

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