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Jury Seated in Senator Tom Libous Trial

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A jury has been seated and opening arguments will take place Tuesday in the trial of State Senator Tom Libous. This according to the New York Times.

The trial is taking place in White Plains.

Libous is charged with one count of providing a false statement to an FBI agent, a felony.

The FBI was investigating Libous' alleged role in getting his son a job at a politically-connected lawfirm in Westchester County.

Libous is the second-ranking Republican in the state senate.

One pre-trial issue attorneys argued over was a 2013 interview on WNBF's Binghamton Now Show.

During that interview Libous was asked whether he had been “contacted at all by the FBI or any other state investigators.

Libous paused, then answered: “no.” WNBF is reporting that interview will not be played for the jury, as a judge has disallowed it in trial.