Wiretaps in fomer NYS senate leader's trial suggests ill intent

Dec 5, 2015

The latest in the trial of former New York State senate leader Dean Skelos has jurors listening to wire taps involving Skelos and his adult son Adam.

Jurors in the Manhattan federal court heard recordings of the Republican and his co-defendant son talking political strategy in what some have called a personal and crude way. Prosecutors say the recordings show the two conspiring to secure the son $300,000 in fees from several companies in exchange for favors from Albany. The defense says Skelos was behaving like any father would by looking out for his son.

NYS senate leader corruption trial uses wiretaps and recording as evidence
Credit New York State Senate

Closing arguments are anticipated to be held next week.