NY jury convicts ex-Senate leader on 2 charges
Joseph Bruno is convicted on two corruption-related counts, but acquitted on five others
December 8, 2009 3:05AM (UTC)
A federal jury has convicted former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno on two counts of corruption and acquitted him on five others.
The jurors also tell U.S. District Court Judge Gary Sharpe that they can't come to a decision on an eighth count.
Bruno, once one of the state's most powerful politicians, was accused of denying New Yorkers his honest services while enriching himself in the amount of $3.2 million by using his state influence.
The trial exposed Albany's practice of influence-peddling by lawmakers. Bruno consulted for three businessmen and solicited union pension investments from labor unions on behalf of two companies.
Prosecutors argued that Bruno was required to publicly disclose his business interests and associates.
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