NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday in the retrial of former New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam.
Prosecutors said the once-powerful politician badgered companies that needed his political sway to funnel more than $300,000 to his son through consulting work and a no-show job.
A new trial was ordered by a federal appeals court in Manhattan after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the law regarding public corruption. Both have pleaded not guilty.
The trial is likely to last a month.
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