By Steve Neavling
A former New York state senator who was convicted of lying to FBI agents was sentenced to six months of house arrest on Tuesday, Reuters reports.
The once-powerful Republican lawmaker, Thomas Libous, lied to agents about a public corruption investigation.
A judge said Libous, 62, would have been sent to prison if he didn’t have terminal cancer.
Libous was accused of pledging to steer business to a law firm if it hired his son.
Authorities also said his son’s salary was supposed to be financed by a lobbying firm.
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