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FBI Testimony in Libous Trial

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A late start Thursday in the trial of State Senator Tom Libous.

Thursday's testimony began at 11:15am instead of 9:30am because attorneys argued before the judge to obtain advanced rulings on what evidence would be allowed in testimony before the jury.

Libous is charged with providing a false statement to the FBI, which was investigating Libous' alleged role in getting a job for his son Matthew at a law firm in Westchester County.

Cross examination of Anthony Mangone continued Thursday.

He's a former attorney who claimed Tom Libous promised the firm work in return for his son's hiring.

Mangone testified the reason Matthew Libous left the firm was because financially the firm couldn't keep him and that his work as an associate was poor.

Thursday afternoon, FBI investigator Robert Silveri testified that he interviewed Senator Libous with the lead investigator Caroline Gilmore.

Silveri said he met the senator in his office in albany for a 20-30 minute interview.

Silveri testified that the senator was friendly and said he was not aware of his sons job, or the relationship with the lobbying firm Mangone testified paid some of Matthew Libous' salary.

All the senator said he knew of why Matthew left the job, according to Silveri, is because he was not treated well.

Court will now rest until Monday. The cross examination of Silveri will start at 9:30am.