Second sentencing set for ex-New York state Senate leader

NEW YORK — An ex-New York state Senate leader convicted on public corruption charges wants leniency to spare him from years behind bars.

Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, are set to be resentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood.

Their original convictions were rejected on appeal after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed public corruption law.

They were retried and convicted in July of extortion, wire fraud and bribery.

Prosecutors say the Republican should get at least 6 ½ years in prison.

That would equal what Wood gave his son after 2015 convictions.

Defense lawyers requested no more than two years for the 70-year-old grandfather.

Lawyers say the strain of two trials has caused a rift between the elder Skelos and his son.

Adam Skelos’s lawyers say he is a changed man.

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