Ex-attorney says NY senator asked law firm to hire his son


Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS (AP) - New York state Sen. Thomas Libous asked a law firm to hire his son and help conceal that his son was also being paid by a lobbying firm, a disbarred lawyer testified Wednesday.

The law firm, eager for the new business Libous promised to steer its way, agreed to the deal even after a partner’s wife complained that the son had drunkenly propositioned her at a Christmas party, said Anthony Mangone, who was once a partner in the firm that has since disbanded.

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