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Skelos ‘saddened’ by indictment of No. 2 GOP leader Libous

FILE: Deputy Senate Majority Leader Thomas Libous talks

FILE: Deputy Senate Majority Leader Thomas Libous talks to reporters on the Senate floor before session in Albany on Jan. 14, 2013. (Credit: AP)

ALBANY -- Senate co-leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) issued a statement regarding the federal indictment Tuesday of his top deputy, Sen. Thomas Libous (R-Binghamton):

“I am saddened to learn of the news regarding Senator Libous. I have always known Tom Libous to be a hardworking and outstanding representative for his district and all of New York State. I have confidence that our legal system will fully and fairly review this matter.”

Libous was indicted Tuesday on a charge of lying to FBI agents as they investigated his son, Matthew, on tax charges.

Libous and his son were being arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan.

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