Ex-New York Senate leader, son face corruption trial

Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam depart United States Court in the Manhattan borough of New York CityFormer New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son are set to face trial on Monday on charges the politician pressured companies doing business with the state to give his son hundreds of thousands of dollars in jobs and commissions. Jury selection is scheduled to begin in federal court in Manhattan in the corruption case of Skelos, a 67-year-old Republican, and his 33-year-old son, Adam. The trial is among the highest-profile to spill out of a string of corruption scandals involving members of the state legislature in Albany.

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