From the Daily News:
Former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, once one of the state's kingmakers, was sentenced to two years in federal prison Thursday.
Bruno, 81, became the latest - and perhaps the most notable - state politician to earn a prison sentence after his conviction in December on federal corruption charges.
Bruno was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe, who came in far short of the eight years prosecutors were seeking.
Sharpe did not set a date for Bruno to report to prison. Bruno, who presided over the Senate for 14 years before retiring in 2008, was convicted on two counts of "honest services" fraud for using his official position to garner lucrative outside business deals.
Bruno is appealing his conviction. In addition to his jail time, Bruno is also required to fork over $280,000 in restitution - including $100,000 that was turned in Thursday.