Judge sets Bruno trial for December - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Judge sets Bruno trial for December

Posted: Updated:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A federal judge has scheduled a second trial Dec. 2 for a new fraud trial for the former leader of New York's Senate although defense attorneys are pursuing a further appeal.

U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe has ordered prosecutors and defense attorneys to file trial briefs and witness lists in advance.

The 84-year-old Bruno's two fraud convictions from 2009 were overturned on appeal.

Prosecutors say he accepted more than $400,000 from a businessman for helping with state grants.

He denies any wrongdoing and was acquitted of 5 charges.

Sharpe says the Second Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld his earlier ruling, refusing to dismiss the charges on double jeopardy grounds.

Defense attorneys have asked the Second Circuit to reconsider their appeal.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New York State NewsNew York State NewsMore>>

  • Obama in Westchester for Democratic fundraisers

    Obama in Westchester for Democratic fundraisers

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:28:47 GMT
    President Barack Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections. Obama headlines three events on Friday. Two in Westchester County, and the third is in Newport, Rhode Island. The New York fundraisers will benefit the Democratic National Committee, which is still paying off debt from the 2012 campaign season.
    President Barack Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections. Obama headlines three events on Friday. Two in Westchester County, and the third is in Newport, Rhode Island. The New York fundraisers will benefit the Democratic National Committee, which is still paying off debt from the 2012 campaign season.

  • RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:09:22 GMT
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
  • Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

    Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:11:47 GMT
    Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with no significant change in strength forecast over the next two days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cristobal is centered about 285 miles (460 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda and is moving northeast near 29 mph (46 kph).
    Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with no significant change in strength forecast over the next two days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cristobal is centered about 285 miles (460 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda and is moving northeast near 29 mph (46 kph).
  • LocalMore>>

  • Virtual Kidnapping - Fraud Schemes Targeting Houstonians

    Virtual Kidnapping - Fraud Schemes Targeting Houstonians

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:26:27 GMT
     The Houston FBI seeks to warn the public about a rise in “virtual kidnapping” fraud schemes and the recent targeting of Houstonians in these schemes.
     The Houston FBI seeks to warn the public about a rise in “virtual kidnapping” fraud schemes and the recent targeting of Houstonians in these schemes.
  • Abbott Drops out of Debate

    Abbott Drops out of Debate

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:05:37 GMT
    Republican Greg Abbott has backed out of a statewide televised debate in the Texas governor's race with Democrat Wendy Davis.
    Republican Greg Abbott has backed out of a statewide televised debate in the Texas governor's race with Democrat Wendy Davis.
  • Milby's buffaloes same herd, different pasture, waiting to back home

    Milby's buffaloes same herd, different pasture, waiting to back home

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:47:45 GMT
    Empty, dark and with the sound of bull dozers in the background.That's how Milby High School started this school year."It's mixed feeling on it. Part of it is that this building has been here for such a long timeand there's a lot of memories associated with it," says Roy de la Garza, principal of Milby High School.For the first time since 1926, Milby High, known as one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in HISD closed it's doors.Fox 26 News got a tour of what was left and what's to co...
    Empty, dark and with the sound of bull dozers in the background.That's how Milby High School started this school year."It's mixed feeling on it. Part of it is that this building has been here for such a long timeand there's a lot of memories associated with it," says Roy de la Garza, principal of Milby High School.For the first time since 1926, Milby High, known as one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in HISD closed it's doors.Fox 26 News got a tour of what was left and what's to co...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices