A federal judge has scheduled a new fraud trial in May for the ex-leader of New York's Senate.
Retired Sen. Joseph Bruno is accused of accepting more than $400,000 from a businessman for helping with state grants.
The Rensselaer County Republican led the Senate's majority for 14 years before stepping down in 2008. He has denied any wrongdoing, maintaining he was paid for outside consulting work.
U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe has set a May 12 trial date.