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U.S. Attorney Wants to Keep Cancer Mention Out of Libous Trial

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By Fox 40 Staff.
Federal prosecutors want to keep State Senator Tom Libous from mentioning his cancer at his upcoming trial.

Libous is facing trial in July for one count of providing a false statement to an FBI agent. Libous says he is innocent of the charge. He is also battling cancer, which he has characterized as terminal. The prosecution calls his condition irrelevant to the charge and say it's mention would only be used to gain sympathy from the jury.

The U.S. Attorney also wants to admit a 2013 radio interview Libous gave to Binghamton Now in which he said he was not contacted by the FBI or other state investigators. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says the FBI interviewed Libous in June of 2010.