Former New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton is not expected to be given any time in prison when he is sentenced later this month on his conviction of lying to the FBI.

Federal prosecutors have filed court papers recommending home confinement, probation and a large fine for the 62-year-old republican who continues to undergo treatment for terminal cancer. The federal government said, taking into consideration a prognosis that the former Senate Deputy Majority Leader has a year or less to live, it decided not to seek prison time.

Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Libous had the potential for being sentenced to up to five years in prison for the conviction.

He was accused of lying to federal investigators about his role in helping his son, Matthew Libous, get a job with a Westchester law firm.

The younger Libous is serving a six month sentenced in federal prison on a tax fraud conviction.


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