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Bruno’s fate in jurors’ hands

Deliberations to resume Friday in corruption trial

Former state Senate majority leader Joseph Bruno, center, speaks with reporters as he leaves his federal corruption trial in Albany last Thursday.
Former state Senate majority leader Joseph Bruno, center, speaks with reporters as he leaves his federal corruption trial in Albany last Thursday.
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It’s uncontested that businessman Jared Abbruzzese paid Joseph L. Bruno $20,000 per month while he was the state Senate Republican majority leader. Whether those payments in 2004 and 2005 were illegal bribes to buy the powerful politician’s influence or a legitimate consulting deal is now in the hands of a federal court jury to decide. Jurors in Bruno’s U.S. District Court trial on two charges of honest services fraud deliberated for about two hours Thursday ...


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SchenectadyScott
May 16, 2014
12:09 p.m.

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Not Guilty.....

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