Bruno conviction to be nixed
Federal prosecutors, citing a recent US Supreme Court decision, have conceded for the first time that last year's conviction of former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno on two felony counts must be dismissed
Hurtgen withdraws guilty pleas; 6 of 7 charges dismissed
Federal prosecutors in Chicago have dismissed six corruption-related charges against Nicholas Hurtgen, the former top Wisconsin state official and Bear Stearns director caught in the corruption investigation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
Lawyers Support Bruno
Respected local attorneys are forming a coalition supporting Joe Bruno, while calling the federal indictment flawed and unwinnable,
"Janison: Statute's elasticity sparks debate"
Decrying his felony indictment, former State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno accused law-enforcement officials last month of "contorting a federal statute" so they'd have something to show for years spent probing him.