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Bruno judge to consider double jeopardy

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The federal judge hearing the honest services fraud case against former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno has asked attorneys for arguments on whether a second trial will constitute “double jeopardy.” “Resolving the question of double jeopardy now ensures that Bruno is not ‘twice put in jeopardy of life and limb,’ ” U.S. District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe wrote in an order issued late Tuesday. The double jeopardy principle is that a person can’t be ...

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