Prosecution: NY State Senator Repeatedly Lied To The FBI
A federal prosecutor says a prominent New York state lawmaker lied repeatedly to the FBI about arranging a lucrative job for his son.
Jurors heard opening statements Tuesday at the trial of state Sen. Thomas Libous of Binghamton, the deputy majority leader.
The prosecutor said Libous lied when he denied any involvement or knowledge of his son's $150,000-a-year job with a law firm.
The defense noted that Libous is not charged with kickbacks, bribes or wrongfully using his political power.
Attorney Paul DerOhannesian also called the prosecution's key witness corrupt and "morally bankrupt."
He said Libous has lived a life of service and integrity.
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