May 16, 2014

Bruno found Not Guilty

Updated: Friday, May 16 2014, 06:23 PM EDT 
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The former leader of the New York state Senate has been found not guilty of federal fraud charges. A jury announced the verdict in retired Sen. Joe Bruno's case on Friday,  the second day of deliberations in Albany
In closing statements, prosecutors and defense attorneys had accused each other of using half-truths and misrepresenting the testimony about Bruno and his dealings with businessman Jared Abbruzzese (a-bruh-ZEE'-zee). Prosecutors said Bruno did no actual work for consulting payments while directing state grants to one of Abbruzzese's companies.
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