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Common Cause responds to Skelos sentencing

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NEW YORK -- In reponse to breaking news that former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was sentenced to four years and three months in prison for corruptuon, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY issued the following statement:

"Once again the courts did the work of the Legislature. New York's weak ethics laws - and lack of real oversight from JCOPE aka JJOKE - allow quid pro quo politics to flourish in Albany. Every year the Legislature fails to enact real ethics reform, including closing the LLC loophole, all New Yorkers lose."