Jared Abbruzzese

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Jurors: Guilty Joe Bruno is an 'Honorable Man'

    ​You get a good idea of what federal prosecutors were up against from the comments by a pair of jurors in the Joe Bruno federal fraud case in Albany where there's a bronze bust of the former top Republican at the airport and a stadium that bears his name. "It was very hard to convict him when ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Joe Bruno Down for the Count: Guilty on Two Charges

    Joe Bruno - legendary former leader of the New York State Senate - is guilty of two counts - and not guilty of five others. The jury - after seven days of deliberations and hearing repeated testimony readbacks - announced its verdict just after 4PM. The jury said that it couldn't decide on an additi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Friends of Joe Bruno Not Much Help

    For a guy who was supposed to have been the most widely admired man in the Capitol Region, Joe Bruno so far hasn't gotten a lot of help from his friends. Yesterday's unhelpful testimony at the former state senate leader's fraud trial in federal court in Albany came from one of his former top aides ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Today's Bruno Scam Lesson: No E-mails!

    Here's today's lesson from the nonstop tutorial in indictment avoidance now being offered in an Albany federal courtroom where ex-state senate boss Joe Bruno is on trial for stealing his own honest services from his trusting constituents. The lesson is this: Don't send those e-mails. Executives from ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Barrett: Did Paterson Consider the Bruno Connection to Gillibrand's Dad?

    A remarkably untimely cloud hangs over Governor David Paterson's apparent selection of Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Hillary Clinton as junior senator of New York.Federal prosecutors, according to numerous news accounts, are poised to indict former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and ... More >>