ALBANY, N.Y (CBSNewYork) – A federal probe is underway in Albany following new allegations of corruption.
Sources have informed CBS2’s Marcia Kramer that the FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his son, Adam.
The probe of Adam Skelos’ affairs has so far centered on a $20,000 payment from a title insurance company that the younger Skelos never worked for, and a Nassau County storm-water treatment contract awarded to a firm Adam represented that was not the lowest bidder, Kramer reported.
The latest allegations are troubling and show the need to cap Albany lawmakers’ outside income, Executive Director of the Citizens Union Dick Dadey said.
“It’s taken an outside cop, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, to come and begin to clean up the swamp that is Albany,” Dadey told WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane.