Feds Seek Retrial Of Former NY Senate Leader

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors asked the Second Circuit Thursday for a chance to retry former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, claiming that they had enough evidence to convict him even under the new limited scope of the honest services statute.

Citing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling that limited the statute to bribery and kickbacks cases only, U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to vacate Bruno's conviction and...
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