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People ranging from former Gov. George Pataki to actor Charles Grodin have written letters asking for leniency in the May 6 sentencing of Joseph L. Bruno. How much weight should the federal judge give those letters?

A lot of weight 16% 28 votes
A little weight 15% 26 votes
No weight 67% 114 votes
Total Votes: 168

Note: This is not a scientific poll.


May 5, 2010
5:35 p.m.

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cobra1 ( cobra1 ) says...

I heard the testimony of Mr. Abruzzi in the courthouse and the evidence the government presented of his dealings with Mr. Bruno. It was conceded that Bruno had the right to work for Abruzzi. The charge was that the job was just a cover for receiving money for illegal influence. But there was no evidence to support the charge. You could charge any part time politician with similar charges and convict without any testimony because we could assume he was on the take. Putting a case in front of a jury is like gambling your life away.

May 6, 2010
1:38 p.m.

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MDogsMom ( MDogsMom ) says...

Pataki is the same party as the corrupt Bruno. His letter should do the opposite of helping Bruno get a light sentence!

Bruno's "gifts" to the capitol district cost the taxpayers how much$$ in increased taxes??? The judge should make an example of Bruno and toss him in jail and toss away the key!


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