Skelos retrial likely headed to jury Friday

July 12, 2018 07:02 PM

Jurors will likely begin deliberating Friday in the corruption retrial of former State Senate Leader Dean Skelos.

Closing arguments wrapped up Friday, but the judge didn't finish charging the jury.

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Prosecutors say Skelos carried out a shakedown with businesses to get his son a no show job. Skelos says he was only trying to help his son through tough times.

Both were convicted in 2015, but the case was overturned on appeal after a Supreme Court decision narrowed the definition of corruption.


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