A federal jury finds former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno guilty on two counts of corruption and not guilty on five others after a landmark trial that exposed Albany’s practice of influence peddling by lawmakers. The jurors tell U.S. District Court Judge Gary Sharpe that they can’t come to a decision on the eighth charge.
[UPDATE]Joseph L. Bruno, the former Senate majority leader, was found guilty Monday afternoon of taking payments from a business executive and failing to disclose a secret financial partnership with the businessman. After seven days of deliberating, the jury in Mr. Bruno’s federal corruption trial handed down a guilty verdict on the two felony counts. They found Mr. Bruno not guilty on five counts and could not reach a verdict on another count.