News By Michael Gormley @GormleyAlbany Dean Skelos, convicted of corruption, gets $95G state pension Dean Skelos, former state senator from Rockville Centre, leaves federal court in Manhattan Dec. 11, 2015. Photo Credit: Bloomberg News / Louis Lanzano February 17, 2016 10:57 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email ALBANY — The final calculations are in and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who was convicted of corruption charges in December, will get $95,831 a year in his state pension. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) filed for the pension Dec. 22 for the monthly payments of $7,985.96, according to a report on Wednesday from the state comptroller’s office that manages the state pension system. In January, the pension of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), who was also convicted of corruption in December, was calculated at $79,224 a year. In August, Newsday reported that at least 13 former state elected officials who were convicted of corruption and other charges were eligible to collect state pension checks totaling more than $604,000 a year. Since then, former Senate Deputy Majority Leader Thomas Libous (R-Binghamton) was also convicted. He was convicted of lying to federal agents investigating a job that his son had landed. The former senator now receives a state pension of $57,744 a year. In 2011, the Legislature under Silver, Skelos and Libous enacted a pension forfeiture law. But that law only allows a judge to rescind the constitution-protected pension for public officials who took office after 2011. By Michael Gormley @GormleyAlbany Michael Gormley has worked for Newsday since 2013, covering state government, politics and issues. He has covered Albany since 2001. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.