Thursday, October 25, 2018

Skelos gets 4 years

From Newsday:

Former State Senate Republican powerbroker Dean Skelos and his son Adam both unexpectedly won reduced sentences in Manhattan federal court Wednesday for their corruption convictions in a retrial of charges the senator shook down companies to get $300,000 in jobs and fees for Adam.

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, who sentenced the father and son to prison terms of 5 and 6-1/2 years in 2016 for their later-reversed convictions on the same extortion conspiracy charges, cut Dean Skelos’ sentence to 4 years 3 months and Adam’s to 4 years in the wake of their July retrial.

Despite the reductions, the judge said she wanted the sentences of the two Long Island men to send a message that would reverberate in Albany, where ethical missteps and indictments have become a routine occurrence in recent years.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You play! You Pay! When are they gonna get it?

Gary W said...

Great a chance to quote my favorite line from Goodfellas: Bye bye, Dickhead.


Now do Sheldon Silver.

Anonymous said...

She may have to resend the message, Albany didn’t get it

Anonymous said...

Shrug. Still gets his $100,000+ pension while in jail.

Anonymous said...

>the judge said she wanted the sentences of the two Long Island men to send a message that would reverberate in Albany

It sure does. It sends the message that the punishment will be far less severe than the crime.

Anonymous said...

Right! What can one say?

Anonymous said...

I know of petty criminals who are serving right away and sentenced to MORE time than merely four years. The justice system is junk justice, and this latest round of preferential treatment to heinous government criminals is why there is presently societal collapse, and anarchy in the streets BECAUSE of the 1% and their hostile, predatory and RAPACIOUS elitism that has long ago CRUSHED all pretense of egalitarianism, not to mention honest, ethical, leadership that leads by example.

We've already lost faith in flag and country because they are controlled by Zionist Israel. Meanwhile, an openly practicing mob boss named Mario's ugly-nosed son is going to coast along to an illegal, publicly unauthorized third term, with impunity.

And, your Queens Crap arbiters STILL wonder why lawlessness and anarchy abound???

What? WHAT?? THIS IS NEW???

Anonymous said...

NO LIVES MATTER—EXCEPT THEIR OWN PARASITIC LIVES OF KLEPTOCRACY—WHILST We, the People continually pay, IN PERPETUITY, for the 1% crimes against humanity by these voracious, predatory and RAPACIOUS 'Monetary Locusts,' all of whom continually (and continuously) destroy life for ALL living things, with a vengeful impunity that is unprecedented, to date!

WORSE, they are ALL MENTALLY ILL with 'NAKED GREED' and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), two forms of mental illness for which there IS no cure - and, the ever languishing public be eternally duped, bilked, RAPED, robbed, scammed, SCARRED FOR LIFE, and damned!

What? WHAT?? THIS IS NEW???

SOMEONE FINALLY GETS IT! PLEASE SHARE GENEROUSLY AND FREQUENTLY WITH THE HOBBLED FLOCK OF 'SHEEPLE' MASSES WHO CONTINUE TO GUZZLE DOWN THE FREE, PURPLE KOOL-AID (there's always free cheese in a mousetrap)!

TRUTH is TREASON—in an EMPIRE OF LIES!

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❝No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine.❞ ―William Blum, Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

❝American government is corrupt. Those who have enough money can almost get anything they want from our government, whether it is tax breaks, or subsidies, or policies and laws changed, removed, or added.❞ - Ravi Batra —The New Golden Age

❝What is masquerading as government is a crime syndicate with a flag. The US Government is an instrument of organized crime.❞ —Nikki Alexander

❝The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference.❞ —Ralph Nader

❝No man will ever be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.❞ —Denis Diderot, French philosopher

❝It's difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.❞ —Voltaire

❝I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if they knew they were slaves.❞ —Harriet Tubman

The chains of habit are too light to be felt—until they are too heavy to be broken.

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❝To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.❞ —Gore Vidal, 1961

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Anonymous said...

Well, that's 2 of the Three Men in the Room. When will Cuomo get his?

ron s said...

Should be longer---double it just for their arrogance

Anonymous said...

Not enough time. Should have gotten ten or more years in the joint. Federal time will be a cake walk for him and his crook son.

Anonymous said...

It sure was a smart move by the Gov to disband the Moreland Commission before it can investigate him!

Tommy Efreeti said...

Bah typical.

Anonymous said...

No justice at all. They do more damage than a petty thug and its only a year until their back on the street worming their way in somewhere.