Another Day of Deliberations in Bruno Trial

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A federal jury is returning for the fourth day of deliberations in the political corruption trial of former New York Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno.

The Albany jury told the judge Tuesday they have been unable to agree on six of the eight charges against Bruno, according to The New York Times.

There were two charges the jurors could agree on, but they have not revealed to the judge whether their verdicts on those charges are guilty or not guilty. 

The 80-year-old retired politician faces eight federal fraud counts. Prosecutors told the jury that Bruno schemed to defraud New Yorkers of his honest services and concealed his sideline business dealings, according to the Associated Press.

Bruno says he is "optimistic" and insists he did nothing wrong and never betrayed the public's trust.

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