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Trial continues

NYRA is day’s focal point at Bruno trial

Jury hears witnesses from both sides

Joe Bruno arrives at the federal courthouse in Albany for his trial last week.
Joe Bruno arrives at the federal courthouse in Albany for his trial last week.
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Jurors at former state Senate majority leader Joe Bruno’s federal corruption trial heard about Bruno’s efforts to influence who runs the New York horse-racing franchise during trial testimony on Tuesday. Two leaders of the New York Racing Association during 2004-2006 testified that Bruno sought a role in racing management for Timothy Smith, a national thoroughbred industry leader with ties to Jared Abbruzzese, the businessman from whom Bruno is accused of accepting $440,000 in bribes in ...


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