Late New York State Senator Thomas Libous’ name could be cleared from under the cloud of a federal conviction for lying to the FBI about his involvement in getting his son a job with a downstate law firm.

The Binghamton Republican had filed an appeal but passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer in May.

The New York Times reports an attorney for the late Senator filed papers in Federal Appeals Court this month to have the conviction vacated under a legal document known as “abatement by death” that would allow the Libous Estate to have the conviction vacated.


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