Prosecutors Seek 12-15 Years in Prison for Ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos and His Son

Federal prosecutors say a judge should sentence a former New York Senate leader for his extortion conviction to about 12 to 15 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Republican ex-senator Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, should each face prison terms approaching or within federal sentencing guidelines, about 10 to 12 years for the son. Prosecutors make the arguments in pre-sentence submissions filed Monday.

Skelos and his son are scheduled to be sentenced April 28. They were convicted in December. A jury agreed with prosecutors that Skelos had strong-armed three companies with a stake in state legislation into giving work to his son.

Skelos and his son have asked that they not be sent to prison.

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