Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno is entitled to a retrial on political corruption charges following a decision yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

As expected in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in United States v. Skilling, 130 S.Ct. 2896 (2010), the circuit vacated two convictions for theft of honest services delivered by a federal jury in Albany in 2009, convictions based on Mr. Bruno’s failure to disclose alleged conflicts of interest.

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