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tacitus
01-23-2009, 05:14 PM
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.

Wright Investors' Service released a statement Friday that Bruno and his attorney had said his actions were cleared by the proper ethics groups.

"If Mr. Bruno engaged in illegal activities, Wright was not aware of them," the investment firm said.




article (http://townhall.com/news/us/2009/01/23/former_ny_senate_leader_joseph_bruno_indicted)

another crooked (former) politician goes down in flames, this time a republican - not that party matters anymore.

Molon Labe
01-23-2009, 06:15 PM
another crooked (former) politician goes down in flames, this time a republican - not that party matters anymore.

article (http://townhall.com/news/us/2009/01/23/former_ny_senate_leader_joseph_bruno_indicted)

Just another example of an unregulated ruling elite. Party lines are such a farse lately.

Odysseus
01-23-2009, 07:08 PM
Just another example of an unregulated ruling elite. Party lines are such a farse lately.

Especially in Albany. Bruno was a hack who ran the state senate for decades. He's a walking argument for term limits, but the only way to enact them is through indictments.