Complaint filed against NY Senate deputy leader

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A Democratic mayor is filing an ethics complaint against Republican Sen. Thomas Libous, the state Senate's deputy majority leader.

Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan is asking the state ethics board to investigate Libous.

Ryan wants the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics to investigate a statement made in a court case by a disbarred attorney who claimed Libous' son was provided a job in exchange for political considerations.

The senator has denied the accusation. He said his son resigned within months from the job in Westchester County. The accusations came from a witness who had previously lied under oath.

Neither Libous nor his son was named in the corruption trial in Westchester.

Ryan had considered running against Libous in his Southern Tier district.