Lawyers for indicted state Sen. Dean Skelos on Wednesday filed a new complaint about recent out-of-court comments on political corruption by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, contending they continue a "pattern" of prejudicial remarks that "presume guilt" of elected officials.

The target of the filing with U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood was a Bharara appearance last week at New York University School of Law, where he argued that it is "completely appropriate" to focus the public on corruption, and said only "high-priced lawyers" object.

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Bharara was previously criticized for out-of-court statements by the judge overseeing the trial of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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Skelos' lawyers have asked Wood to make Bharara file an affidavit relating to alleged grand jury leaks, and said his new remarks buttress that request.

Skelos, a Nassau County Republican, is charged with doing favors for a developer, a technology company and a malpractice insurer in return for them giving work to his son Adam, who is also charged.

The trial is scheduled to begin next month.