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Bruno Trial

Bruno: $4 million ‘due me’

Former Senate leader wants legal fees reimbursed

Joe Bruno arrives at the federal courthouse in Albany during his trial earlier this month.
Joe Bruno arrives at the federal courthouse in Albany during his trial earlier this month.
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After being found not guilty of federal corruption charges, former state Senate majority leader Joe Bruno is looking to have his legal fees — which he says total more than $4 million — reimbursed. Bruno is calling on state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to compensate him for “what is legally due” and to “just obey the law.” He said he believes his legal fees have exceeded $4 million. “The Public Officers Law is very clear. ...

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ajames
May 20, 2014
9:20 a.m.

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Government should pay up for its' unsubstantiated witchhunt. I don't think $4,000,000 is reasonable but it should pay up a reasonable amount. When is the local bunch of Feds going to get it? They feel like it's fine to spend millions of dollars on any high profile case they can dream up if they feel it can get them positive press and catapult their careers. Another example of their abuse of power. Shame on them!

EricS1962
May 22, 2014
10:31 a.m.

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Joe Bruno's conduct was bad. He took money from people who had dealings with him. That is not proper. State government rules are so sloppy that this conduct is not deprecated, let alone improper or illegal. Normal practice in industry in New York, for example NYISO, does not permit acceptance of gifts over $75. His legal bills should be paid by him, not the public at large.

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