Corruption conviction of late Senator Tom Libous vacated

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Just over a year after he passed away, the corruption conviction of late State Senator Tom Libous has been vacated.

Paul DerOhannesian, the attorney for Libous, tweeted Tuesday morning “Decision today by U.S. Second Circuit in appeal of late Senator Thomas Libous: corruption conviction vacated and fine ordered returned.”

DerOhannesian also tweeted “Tom #Libous wanted to make the appeal not just to clear his name but to help others who may face similar legal challenges.”

He said the conclusion in the Libous case was reinforced by the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Nelson v. Colorado.

Libous was convicted in 2015 of lying to the FBI about his efforts to land a job for his son with a Westchester County law firm.

Libous lost his state senate seat as a result.

In October 2015, he was sentenced to 6 months house arrest and a $50,000 fine.

Libous died in May 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

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