Thomas W. Libous, American politician, Died at 63

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Thomas W. Libous was born on April 14, 1953, and died on May 3, 2016.

He was the New York State Senator representing the 52nd Senate District representing Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware County.

Thomas W. Libous was found guilty of lying to the FBI, on July 22, 2015, and vacated his Senate seat.

Libous was serving a 14-year term in the New York State Senate and was Deputy Majority Leader.

But, on November 24, 2015, U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti sentenced him to six months of house arrest, two years of probation and a $50,000 fine.

He was not sentenced to jail time due his terminal cancer that had spread from his prostate to his lungs and bones.

Thomas Libous was a member of the Republican Party.

In agreement with New York’s electoral fusion policy, Thomas was also regularly cross-endorsed by the Conservative Party of New York and the Independence Party.

Libous was also appointed Chair of the Transportation Committee, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee and the Select Committee on the Disabled.

Thomas W. Libous passed away at 63 yrs old.

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