Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos out of prison due to coronavirus

WNYT Staff
Updated: April 29, 2020 08:12 AM
Created: April 28, 2020 08:24 PM

Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos got out of a federal prison on Tuesday.

According to federal court documents, he was granted a compassionate release due to the coronavirus pandemic.


As NewsChannel 13 reported earlier this month, prosecutors notified a Manhattan judge that Skelos had tested positive for coronavirus. At that time, he was symptom-free but was in quarantine.

Skelos had more than two years left on his 51-month sentence for extortion, wire fraud and bribery.

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