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Joseph Bruno, Former NY Senate Leader, Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

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Currently: ALBANY, N.Y. — Joseph Bruno, once one of the most powerful political figures in New York, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison on two federal fraud counts. Read more from the NY Post

(1/24/09) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Joseph Bruno, the former majority leader of the New York Senate and for a time the most powerful Republican in state politics, was indicted Friday on federal corruption charges.

Bruno, who retired from the Legislature in July after more than a dozen years leading the Senate, is accused of using his position to steer contracts and grants to businesses that paid him a total of $3.2 million in consulting fees or other compensation from 1993 through 2006, and then covering his tracks.

Prosecutors said in one instance, Bruno solicited officials from several labor unions with interests before state government to hire an investment firm that paid him $1.3 million over a 12-year period. Read more…

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  1. WinstonG January 25, 2009

    has anyone ever run the numbers to show whether NY politicians are more corrupt than those in other parts of the country? cause it sure looks like it

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  2. Jake Capelton January 27, 2009

    Bruno you boob!

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  3. Jim June 8, 2010

    I would love to say that this whole thing is a shock… I cannot. NY is just filled with these corrupt politicians. It is no wonder the state is in such a difficult place right now. One down… plenty to go!

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