Prosecutors seek 12-15 years in prison for ex-Senate leader

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Posted: Apr 04, 2016 10:17 PM

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.