LIBOUS LATEST: Sentenced, Appeal Planned
Thomas Libous on Court Street in Binghamton on May 9, 2013. (Bob Joseph/WNBF News)[/caption]Thomas Libous has been sentenced for his felony conviction of lying to the FBI.
The 62-year-old former state Senator was sentenced November 24 in Westchester County to six months house arrest and two years probation. He also was fined $50,000.
Libous, a Broome County Republican, was found guilty of the federal charge by a jury in White Plains on July 22.
After he was sentenced by Judge Vincent Briccetti, Libous said he planned to appeal his conviction.
Libous was forced to vacate his Senate seat when he was found guilty. He was first elected to the Senate in 1988.
Doctors have said Libous, who has been battling cancer since 2009, may have less than a year to live.
Briccetti made it clear the former senator would have received a much harsher sentence had he not taken his health into consideration.