Former N.Y. Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno acquitted in bribery trial

Former N.Y. Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno acquitted in bribery trial

ALBANY, N.Y., May 16 (UPI) --Former New York State Senate President Joseph Bruno was acquitted Friday at his second trial on charges of taking bribes disguised as consulting fees.
Frances Burns
City officials say New York could withstand a Godzilla attack

City officials say New York could withstand a Godzilla attack

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) --According to New York City's Office of Emergency Management, the city could handle everything that would come along with a Godzilla attack except "the slime."
Evan Bleier

Corps not liable for New Orleans damage

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Army Corps of Engineers is not liable for billions of dollars of flood damage to New Orleans in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, an appeals court has ruled.
N.Y. politician's conviction overturned

N.Y. politician's conviction overturned

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.

Jury in Bruno trial breaks for holiday

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The jury in the federal corruption trial of former New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno broke for the Thanksgiving weekend Tuesday without a verdict.

Former N.Y. Majority Leader Bruno charged

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno was charged Friday with taking payoffs from businesses in return for state contracts.
Powerful N.Y. legislator gives up seat

Powerful N.Y. legislator gives up seat

ALBANY, N.Y., July 15 (UPI) -- Joseph Bruno, the longtime majority leader of the New York State Senate, abruptly ended his political career Tuesday.
N.Y. politician retires after FBI seizures

N.Y. politician retires after FBI seizures

ALBANY, N.Y., June 25 (UPI) -- FBI officials seized 30 boxes of records from New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, shortly before he announced he would not seek re-election.

New York Senate leader won't run again

ALBANY, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- The New York state Legislature's highest ranking Republican announced Monday he will not seek re-election in November.

Judges seek justice -- and a pay raise

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- New York's judges are suing the state's legislative and executive branches, claiming decade-long foot-dragging in giving them a raise.

Feds investigate New York lawmaker

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The majority leader of the New York state Senate was said to be under a widening federal investigation regarding his ties to a Connecticut investment firm.

Katrina lawsuit against Army Corps nixed

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to protect New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina flooding but still dismissed a lawsuit naming the corps.

War of words taking place in New York

ALBANY, N.Y., July 8 (UPI) -- Joseph Bruno, the New York Senate's majority leader, says Gov. Eliot Spitzer likely did make obscenity laden comments about him.

Sematech moving to N.Y. from Texas

ALBANY, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- The computer chip consortium that helped transform Austin, Texas, into a major computer research center will move to Albany, N.Y., officials said Wednesday.

High court cuts mandated NYC school aid

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- New York state's highest court issued its final ruling in a legal battle over funding of New York City schools, ordering the state to pay $1.93 billion more.
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Joseph Bruno
Sheldon Silver (L), Assembly Majority Leader, State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (C) and Joseph Bruno, Senate Majority Leader, applause as New York State Governor David Paterson is sworn in at the state capitol in Albany, NY on March 17, 2008. Paterson, who is the state's first black governor, replaces Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down amid charges that he hired a prostitute. UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Joseph L. Bruno (born April 8, 1929) is an American businessman and Republican politician. He was the Temporary President of the New York State Senate and its majority leader. Most recently he also served as Lieutenant Governor of New York (Acting).

On June 23, 2008, Bruno announced that he would not seek reelection to the State Senate in 2008. On June 24, 2008, Bruno stepped down from the positions of Senate Majority Leader and "temporary president of the senate", but remained a State Senator. On July 18, 2008, Bruno resigned from the New York State Senate. He represented the 43rd New York State Senate District.

On January 23, 2009, Bruno was indicted on eight counts of corruption, including mail and wire fraud.

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