The former leader of New York's Senate, acquitted of federal fraud charges last week, plans to ask the state to pay his legal bills.
Retired Sen. Joe Bruno says two trials and appeals cost him more than $4 million. He had been charged with taking bribes to direct state grants to a businessman.
State law authorizes reimbursement of "reasonable" attorneys' fees for officials accused of criminal wrongdoing while acting within the scope of their duties.
The former leader of the New York state Senate has been found not guilty of federal fraud charges. A jury announced the verdict in retired Sen. Joe Bruno's case on Friday, the second day of deliberations in Albany.
New York's top court won't hear the appeal from the ex-chief of the State University of New York Research Foundation accused of giving a no-show job to the daughter of a powerful legislator.
The Court of Appeals, rejecting without comment John O'Connor's request, leaves intact a lower court's ruling that state ethics officials can subpoena his testimony.
The former New York Senate majority leader faces new federal fraud charges after his earlier convictions were overturned last year. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports...
Former Senate Joseph Bruno pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of honest services fraud in federal court in Albany. He was released without bail.