Jury convicts Bruno on 2 corruption charges

A federal jury found former New York Senateleader Joseph Bruno guilty on two counts of corruption and notguilty on five others after a landmark trial that exposed Albany'spractice of influence peddling by lawmakers.

The jurors tell U.S. District Court Judge Gary Sharpe that theycan't come to a decision on the eighth charge.

Bruno, once one of the state's most powerful politicians, facedeight fraud charges and was accused of denying New Yorkers hishonest services while enriching himself in the amount of $3.2million by using his state influence. He consulted for threebusinessmen and solicited union pension investments from laborunions on behalf of two companies.

This article was written with Associated Press wire reports

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