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Former New York Senate Leader Bruno Indicted

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Bro. Curtis, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis <img src =/curtis.gif>
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    Oct 25, 2001
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    And he's a republican. I applaud as another crook goes up on charges.

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Joseph Bruno, who was New York's top Republican as the state Senate majority leader, was accused in a federal indictment Friday of abusing his public position to enrich himself.
    Bruno, who retired from the Legislature in July after more than a dozen years leading the Senate, was charged in an eight-count indictment by the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of New York. He 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.
    Bruno exploited ``his official position for personal compensation and enrichment'' in dealing with companies and 16 unions with business before the state, according to the indictment.
    Bruno pleaded not guilty during a brief court appearance Friday. He deflected questions from reporters but planned to hold a news conference later in the day.
    The indictment follows a federal investigation that has lasted three years. The indictment accuses Bruno of failing to provide the honest services required of a public official. He is accused of entering into a web of business relationships that enriched him and that he kept concealed.
    In one example, Bruno is accused of soliciting officials of multiple labor unions to hire Wright Investment Services as their financial adviser even as he was paid $1.3 million from Wright.....

  2. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2009
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    I agree...the more of these crooks that are exposed maybe the less that will use their positions for such evil ends. It would be nice to get some honest people into positions of authority in this country.
  3. Jim1999

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    Aug 10, 2002
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    ..............and the honest ones get dragged over the coals anyway. I fear political life is not a pleasant life for anyone.


  4. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

    Jun 8, 2006
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    He really sold his services and I'm glad justice caught up with him.