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Another convicted felon among the ranks, who is next?

ALBANY - Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, the Republican kingpin who became a symbol of New York's clubby political culture, was convicted Monday on two of eight felony federal corruption counts.

The verdict could put the 80-year-old Bruno behind bars for the rest of his life - and sent an ominous warning to the entire Albany establishment.

"The prosecutors and agents involved in this case take no pleasure from what the trial revealed about the culture of the New York State Senate under the leadership of Joseph L. Bruno," U.S. Attorney Andrew Baxter said.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/12/07/2009-12-07_former_senate_majority_leader.html#ixzz0Z4MmNpKk

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:47 PM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sooo, the "Chicago Way" has infected New York. Well, they got him, and I'm glad. I hate corrupt politicians at whatever level they are.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 2:01 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • LOL..Did he write a health care reform book?? LOL

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:49 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Just one more example of why I don't trust any politician. Their word is as thin as the air on Mt. Everest.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:13 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • What I find infinitely frustrating is that our "law enforcer-in-chief", the U.S. Attorney General, is supposed to be our bulwark against crime in government, but he has an incredibly dubious history, and his actions since being appointed to that office have shown a fine disregard for the law.

    He SHOULD disqualify himself from ANY decisions about trials of terrorists, because his law firm has been defending these people for years.

    Why, when he came into power, would his department "dismiss charges" against the most egregious violation of threatening voters at the polls, AFTER they had already been found guilty. (That's not dismissing charges, that's reversing the legal decision for your political allies - VERY corrupt !)

    Flouting bankruptcy laws, and crushing the integrity of the Inspectors General, threatening and compelling our security agencies to violate their fundamental safety protocols, etc.

    Fox in henhouse !
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:34 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • He SHOULD disqualify himself from ANY decisions about trials of terrorists, because his law firm has been defending these people for years.


    What does that have to do with anything?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

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