Ethics regulators on Friday announced a case related to the perjury conviction of the late Sen. Tom Libous was resolved with a $10,000 settlement levied against a lobbyist who had hired the lawmaker’s son.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics settled its case against Fred Hiffa, formerly of Ostroff, Hiffa, & Associates, Inc., following allegations that he had violated the state’s lobbying gift ban in 2006 by hiring Matthew Libous in 2006, retaining the Binghamton lawmaker’s son for $4,166 a month for one year to a Westchester County-based law firm.

While Matthew Libous was employed at the firm, Hiffa had sought to influence Tom Libous, an influential Republican lawmaker who eventually was elevated to the post of deputy majority leader.

The elder Libous was convicted in 2015 of lying to the FBI over the circumstances of his son obtaining the job at the firm. He was sentenced to six months of house arrest later that year as well as two years probation. Libous died in 2016 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Libous’s family has sought to have the conviction vacated following his death, which was initially granted, but later denied late last year.

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