The federal government intends to re-try former State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno on government corruption charges after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled today that it can.
The appeals court earlier today overturned Bruno's conviction on charges he deprived taxpayers of "honest services."
But the court found the federal government presented sufficient evidence in its initial prosecution to retry the upstate Republican on the two charges on which he had originally been convicted and a third that resulted in a hung jury.
Bruno, 82, who led the Senate from 1995 to 2008, had been charged with eight counts.
U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian and Special-Agent-in-Charge Clifford C. Holly of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced their offices "will work expeditiously to present a superseding indictment."