“It goes without saying that I’m very, very disappointed in the verdict that I just heard and the legal process is going to continue,” Bruno said. “In my mind and in my heart, it is not over until it’s over. And I think it’s far from over.”
From Nick Confessore’s eye: The jury entered the courtroom at 4:16 p.m. and as they returned a not guilty verdict on the first two counts and no verdict on the third count, the mood among supporters of Mr. Bruno who were in attendance became euphoric. But when the jury declared guilty on the fourth count the mood quickly turned. Mr. Bruno became visibly deflated and his normally upright frame sagged.
The guilty verdicts came on counts related to his dealings with Jared Abbruzzese.
Jurors deliberated seven days and asked for multiple read backs.
Sentencing is scheduled for March. Bruno’s lawyers said they will file motions to dismiss, and then appeal.
Roger Stone attacked Judge Gary Sharpe, who presided over the Joe Bruno trial.
John Bonacic, a Republican who broke with Bruno, said there’s “neither vindication nor satisfaction.”
Hiram Monserrate’s amigos want him to get a fair hearing.
Scott Stringer has his own food suggestions.
The Drum Major Institute has ideas about re-making New York’s economy.
Marty Markowitz and Spike Lee in Brooklyn on Wednesday.
Tom Libous is recovering from surgery.
A City Council committee approved re-zoning in the Broadway triangle.
Cindy Darrison moves closer to Carolyn Maloney.