The estranged wife of Adam Skelos will be allowed to keep 65 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of their marital home in Rockville Centre under a settlement of a forfeiture dispute with Manhattan federal prosecutors that was filed in court on Wednesday.
Ann Marie Skelos argued she was an “innocent” owner with marital interests that should not be extinguished by the forfeiture judgment against Adam Skelos, convicted last year on corruption charges with his father, former New York Senate majority leader Dean Skelos.
In her petition to U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, who signed off on the settlement, Ann Marie Skelos said that she and Adam Skelos purchased the property at 29 Leon Court for $675,000, including a $418,500 mortgage.
The two were married in 2011, separated last year and have filed for divorce, according to her court filing. An attached portion of their April separation agreement indicated the property has been listed for $799,000 and now has a $633,000 mortgage.
They have two children who she is expected to care for. Adam Skelos and his attorney also signed off on the deal.
The Skeloses were convicted of using Dean Skelos’ clout in the Senate to get companies to hire or pass money to Adam Skelos. The conviction is on appeal, and neither man has yet gone to prison.