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NYRA influence testimony heard at Bruno trial

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Jurors heard about Joe Bruno's efforts to influence who runs the New York horse racing franchise at the former state Senate leader's federal corruption trial today. There was testimony from two leaders of the New York Racing Association during 2004-2006 that Bruno sought a role in racing for Timothy Smith, a thoroughbred industry leader with ties to Jared Abbruzzese, the businessman from whom Bruno is accused of accepting $440,000 in bribes in 2004-2005. Smith was ...

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