NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors want a judge to give a former New York state Senate leader a longer prison term than the five years he received at a previous sentencing.
They said in papers Friday in Manhattan federal court that Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) deserves more time than before because he repeatedly lied while testifying at a retrial.
The onetime powerful Republican, facing sentencing next week, was sentenced to five years in prison after a 2015 conviction. The conviction and sentence were overturned on appeal.
The 70-year-old Skelos and his son, Adam, were convicted again in July on extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges.
Prosecutors say Skelos pressured businesses to give his son no-show jobs or risk losing his political support.
Lawyers for Dean Skelos say he should get no more than two years.
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