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Libous Case Rests. Closing Arguments Tuesday.

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The prosecution and defense rested their cases Monday at the trial of State Senator Tom Libous.

Libous is charged with providing a false statement to the FBI, a felony. The charge is in connection to Libous' alleged role in getting his son Matthew a job with a Westchester law firm. This morning the defense continued it's cross examination of FBI investigator Robert Silveri.

Silveri testified that he did not use documentation to interview the senator in his Albany office on June 24 2010. Silveri said last Thursday the interview was not recorded because the senator was not convicted or taken into custody.

The defense then showed the Department of Justice actually encourages the recordings of interviews. Silveri responded that he was only doing what he had been taught in his training.

On re-direct, Silveri testified he thought Libous gave clear answers to the questions but the information in those statements were questionable. The prosecution called it's final witness, Expert of Records, Shawn smith.

He displayed a timeline of interaction with phone, credit card, and EZ pass records of the Senator, his son, a lobbying firm, and prosecution witness Anthony Mangone from September 2005-January 2006. The prosecution
then rested it's case.

The defense decided to not call Senator Libous to the stand. Instead it called one witness, District judge and Kirkwood native, Tom McAvoy. When asked to testify about the Senator's reputation in the community, he said "he is a hardworking, honest gentleman, and does a lot of good for the community."

The defense rested it's case and closing arguments will begin Tomorrow at 10:30 am.