2nd Circ. Says NY Pol Can Face Retrial In Fraud Case

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that prosecutors would not violate double jeopardy by retrying former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno on bribery charges after his honest services fraud conviction was vacated in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Skilling decision.

The ruling by a three-judge panel paves the way for prosecutors to once again go after Bruno, who was convicted in December 2009 of two counts of honest services fraud for allegedly failing to disclose that he took about $280,000 in...
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