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Dean Skelos, son Adam to enter pleas next week on new corruption charge

Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his son,

Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his son, Adam, on May 4, 2015, after leaving federal court in Manhattan where they were arraigned on bribery and extortion charges. Credit: AP / Craig Ruttle

Prosecutors and defense lawyers for state Sen. Dean Skelos and his son Adam have agreed that the two will be arraigned and enter pleas July 30 on a new corruption indictment filed Tuesday.

The new indictment added extortion and bribery charges relating to an alleged shakedown of a malpractice insurer for a no-show job for Adam Skelos in return for his father's help on legislation. The indictment also charges that they conspired to shake down a developer and a technology firm.

Skelos resigned his post as the Republican Senate leader after charges were brought this year, but he still represents Rockville Centre in Nassau County. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood must sign off on the arraignment date. She has not yet set a trial date.

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