Former State Senate Majority Leader, Joe Bruno, has died.
Bruno rose from poverty to become one of New York’s most powerful politicians for more than a decade, starting in the mid 1990s.
Bruno ended his political career in 2008 after three decades.
In 2009, he was convicted of corruption charges, had them overturned on appeal, and was acquitted at a second trial. Bruno was 91.
By Joleen Ferris / WKTV NewsChannel 2