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David Paterson is sworn in as New York State Governor
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)
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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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