Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges the politician pressured companies doing business with the state to give his son hundreds of thousands of dollars in jobs and commissions.
Skelos, a 67-year-old Republican, and his 32-year-old son, Adam, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Manhattan on Thursday, nearly a month after prosecutors unveiled charges against the Long Island residents.
Lawyers for the two men entered the not guilty pleas at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood. The judge set a July 30 hearing to discuss when a trial could be scheduled.
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