Key Figures in the Trial of Dean Skelos – The New York Times


Now that the corruption trail of State Senator Dean G. Skelos, Republican of Long Island, and his son, Adam Skelos is underway in Federal District Court in Manhattan, the New York Times offers a scorecard listing some of the central players in the case.

The Skelos and son case centers on charges that they illegally used the senator’s power and influence as the former majority leader to help Adam Skelos gain over $300,000 in “bribes, gratuities and extortion payments” from the senator’s campaign donors and people with business before the state.

The senator was one of the state’s three most powerful politicians until his arrest. Skelos and his son have pleaded not guilty to the eight-count indictment.

The cast of key witnesses can be found by clicking on the link below:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/16/nyregion/100000004039500.mobile.html?_r=0

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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