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Topic - Joseph Bruno
The second federal corruption trial of former New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno began Monday in Albany, with prosecutors trying once more to convict a man once considered one of the state's most powerful politicians.
When the former leader of New York's Senate goes on trial next month for the second time, he'll stand accused of only two charges under a revised fraud case alleging he took actual bribes or kickbacks.
While the country processes the racial politics-inspired prosecution of George Zimmerman, which came to a conclusion last week, and as the calls to try him in federal court for the same events for which he was acquitted in a state court become louder each day, a case in upstate New York is making its way through the system that profoundly reveals the antipathy to the Constitution displayed by some prosecutors in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Joseph Bruno, the city's commissioner of the office of emergency management, says the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 is a reminder that residents must be prepared for a bad storm.
During a break in Monday's session, Bruno said he's tired of the lengthy prosecution.