What should happen to Bruno?
Prosecutors want the 81-year-old to spend eight years in prison. His attorneys want him sentenced to probation.
We’ve always been a Bruno fan. The guy came from nothing and ended up as one of the most powerful politicians in the state for 12 years.
He used that position to bring a ton of money to the Capital District. No it wasn’t his money, it was our money. Our money that is now headed downstate.
The U.S. Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, is now reviewing the Constitutionality of the theft of honest services statute and most observers think it will either strike it all together for being too broad – as we’ve said, it’s a dangerous weapon that the feds could apply to a hotdog guy not giving us enough relish if they choose – or modify it on its face.
But Judge Gary Sharpe is going ahead with the sentencing anyway.
So, what do you think should happen to Bruno? We think he should be spared jail time and get probation.