May 2, 2015 5:00 pm -


Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, are expected to be arrested on corruption charges.

The expected arrests, coming roughly three months after federal bribery and kickback charges led Assemblyman Sheldon Silver to step down as speaker, would signal an extension of the investigation into allegations of political corruption in Albany, and would almost certainly further upend the legislative session.

It is not known if Mr. Skelos, a Republican from Long Island who was first elected to the Senate in 1984, will resign his leadership post as did Mr. Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, but he is sure to face questions about his ability to lead the chamber in light of his expected arrest.

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The charges against Senator Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam, 32, are expected to be detailed in a criminal complaint and are likely to include conspiracy, extortion and solicitation of bribes, one of the people said. The charges could be announced as early as Monday.




D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to New York Republican State Senate Leader To Be Arrested

  1. rg9rts May 2nd, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    New York The Empire State the spirit of bipartisanship…we have the democratic leadership indicted… Now the Gopee too….any other state have that claim to fame?????

    • tracey marie May 2nd, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Not even Texas

  2. oldfart May 2nd, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    as a New Yorker all I can say is, spring cleaning has arrived.

  3. William May 3rd, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Oh well.

  4. arc99 May 3rd, 2015 at 11:17 am

    The people of Washington DC are told they lack the integrity and discipline to govern themselves, so no amending the Constitution to give them full representation.

    OK, so maybe we need to have periodic checkups on each state to see if they have the requisite integrity and discipline to govern themselves. Then if they fail to pass muster, revoke the voting privileges of their Congressional representatives until they clean up their act.

    Simply hold the states to the same standard as that advocated by opponents of Washington DC home rule, even if that standard is bullsh*t of the highest order.