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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.”

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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.