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Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

Senate Campaign Brings New Face to Ballpark

The candidates for the 52nd District state Senate seat are making appearances across the Southern Tier as they try to meet as many prospective voters as possible before the November special election

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Akshar and Fiala To Battle For State Senate Seat

Frederick Akshar, the Broome County undersheriff, has announced he's running for the state Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Thomas Libous.

Akshar became undersheriff a few weeks ago. He launched his campaign with a formal announcement in the town of Dickinson August 4

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Crouch Decides Against Senate Bid

Assemblyman Clifford Crouch says he will not run for the Senate seat vacated after Thomas Libous was found guilty of lying to FBI agents.

Crouch - a Chenango County Republican - released a statement Monday afternoon announcing he plans to focus on his current work in the state Assembly

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton Mayor Won’t Seek Senate Seat

Binghamton Mayor Richard David has advised Republican party officials that he doesn't want to be considered for the state Senate seat vacated by Thomas Libous.

In a statement released on Sunday, David said he had "received a great deal of encouragement" to run for the seat after Libous was convicted of a felony of lying to the FBI

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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]

Cuomo Wants Fiala to Succeed Libous in Senate

Governor Andrew Cuomo has started campaigning for Barbara Fiala for the state Senate seat vacated with the federal court conviction of Thomas Libous.

Less than 24 hours after Libous was found guilty of lying to the FBI, Cuomo said Fiala - a former Broome County executive - would "be fantastic" as a candidate

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Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014.  BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

Libous Convicted of Lying to FBI Agents

State Senator Thomas Libous has been found guilty of lying to FBI agents when they interviewed him in 2010.

The verdict in the federal trial in White Plains was announced Wednesday afternoon.

United States Attorney Preet Bhrara announced the indictment of Libous on July 1, 2014

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Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014.  BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

The Libous Interviews The Jury Won’t Hear

The federal trial of state Senator Thomas Libous is getting underway in White Plains.

Libous is accused of lying to federal agents in 2010. He was indicted by a grand jury just over a year ago. The FBI had questioned Libous about the possible use of political influence in connection with his son Matthew's job with a Westchester County law firm

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Motions Filed in Preparation For Libous Trial

Senator Thomas Libous wants to be able to discuss his health challenges at his upcoming federal trial.

The Binghamton Republican has been accused of making false statements to the FBI. His indictment was announced nearly a year ago

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Libous Returns to State Senate Floor

State Senator Thomas Libous returned to the Capitol in Albany June 16, greeting colleagues as he continues to battle cancer.

The Binghamton Republican had spent several weeks in Florida after undergoing back surgeries

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Libous Wants Property Tax Cap Retained

Senator Thomas Libous says he wants New York state's property tax cap to be made permanent.

The Republican-controlled Senate has voted in favor of retaining the tax cap which was enacted in 2011.

Libous, a Binghamton Republican, did not vote on the plan to keep the tax cap

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