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Ex-New York state Senate leader due to report to prison

Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos, left, leaves court, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 in New York. Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos, left, leaves court, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 in New York. | Photo: AP Photo/Larry Neumeister.

January 08, 2019 09:47 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos is due to report to prison Tuesday to begin serving his four-year and three-month prison term for a corruption conviction.

Skelos, a 70-year-old Republican, is expected to report to the federal prison at Otisville, New York, by mid-afternoon.

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The prison has a medium security facility and an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp.

His son, Adam, will report to the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, to begin serving his four-year sentence.

Skelos and his son were convicted in July on charges of extortion, wire fraud and bribery.

They report to prison while Democrat Sheldon Silver - the former state Assembly Speaker - remains free while he appeals his corruption trial conviction and seven-year prison sentence.

Skelos and Silver were arrested in separate cases in early 2015.

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