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Trying again

Feds move to retry Bruno on fraud charges

Judge to meet with defense, prosecution today

Former state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno appears in federal court in Albany on May 3 to answer a new federal indictment.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Former state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno appears in federal court in Albany on May 3 to answer a new federal indictment.
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Arguments for dismissing the second federal indictment against former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno are without merit, prosecutors argued in court papers filed Tuesday. Instead, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the formerly powerful Republican should face a second federal trial on charges he accepted $300,000 in illegal payments from friend and business associate Jared Abbruzzese. Bruno’s 2009 convictions on two charges of honest services fraud were dismissed on appeal, after the U.S. Supreme ...


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