Friday, January 23, 2009

Bruno indicted on fraud charges

From the NY Times:

Joseph L. Bruno, the former State Senate majority leader, was indicted on Friday on charges that he reaped millions of dollars from companies seeking business from the state or from labor unions, capping a long-running investigation into one of New York’s most powerful political figures.

Federal prosecutors scheduled a press conference for 2:30 p.m. in Albany to announce the eight-count indictment, which is expected to charge Mr. Bruno under an anti-corruption law making it a crime to deprive citizens of honest services from their elected officials. Mr. Bruno is accused of collecting more than $3 million over a 13-year period, beginning in 1993, from a handful of businessmen seeking state contracts and grants, as well as contracts to manage pension fund investments for at least 16 labor unions.


It's "a crime to deprive citizens of honest services from their elected officials"?

Sounds like we need to build bigger jails...

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow it took that many years to catch him

Anonymous said...

Lock them all up and throw away the key. Phonies, Liars, and Thieves...get rid of them all NOW!!!!

Anonymous said...

Now we know why Spitzer really left office.

libhom said...

Interestingly enough, he has been a Gillibrand ally.

Anonymous said...

When does the shoe fall on Serf???

italian girl said...

"Sounds like we need to build bigger jails..."

LOL

Anonymous said...

WHAT ABOUT MONSTER-RAT

Lino T in new york said...

I and and many New Yorkers remember this crud's attempt at abolishing rent stabilization in 1997.
I saw three old people in my building and one in a local restaurant in tears over the prospect of losing their homes, just so this ideological degenerate could pay of the republican's debt to the landlord lobby....I hope he spends the rest of his life miserable in some dank prison cell far from his "historic" barn and horses.If I believed in Hell I'd be wishing him there.

georgetheatheist said...

"Honest services"? Bruno just championed George Washington Plunkitt's "honest graft".

Anonymous said...

He'd be a hero if he did end rent stabilization!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He'd be a hero if he did end rent stabilization!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

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Who would he be a hero to?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
WHAT ABOUT MONSTER-RAT

Friday, January 23, 2009

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What about him? That's up to the jury to decide.

eyes said...

What about him? That's up to the jury to decide.


he's a jerk off and is trying to get away with what he's done like every other pol . and its like every one forgot about it , and ill make sure we dont forget about it till he get time behind bars


ok biggie

Anonymous said...

eyes said...
What about him? That's up to the jury to decide.


he's a jerk off and is trying to get away with what he's done like every other pol . and its like every one forgot about it , and ill make sure we dont forget about it till he get time behind bars


ok biggie

Saturday, January 24, 2009
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Who is biggie?

What you're saying about Monserrate as a person is absolutely right, but nobody's forgotten a thing.

You don't need to lump him in with Bruno. They're both sleazy.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Spitzer got him in the end. Talk about a slow bullet...

Anonymous said...

I hope that low life, anti rent control Joe Bruno winds up in a very well controlled environment...
like a state penitentiary!

That coo-kootz has been on the loose for too long!