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Jurors At Trial Of Ex-New York Senator Still Deliberating

Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos
Karen DeWitt
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Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos

Jurors in the corruption trial of former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos have wrapped up deliberations for the day.

The jury ended the day Monday without reaching a verdict against Skelos and his son, Adam, in federal court in Manhattan.

The once-powerful Republican is accused of using the clout of his office to pressure businessmen into giving jobs to his son. Prosecutors say the jobs came with big salaries and required relatively little work, and amounted to bribes.

The defense says Skelos was just trying to help his struggling son find employment. Defense lawyers say the senator never took official action for any of the businessmen.

Deliberations, which began Friday, are set to continue Tuesday.

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