NEW YORK (AP) — 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 (SKEH'-lohs) 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.