New York - Sen. Leader Bruno Could Have Violated Code Of Ethics.
State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno is accused of using state aircraft to attend Republican fundraisers.
A state source who spoke on condition of anonymity says the case will likely be referred to the state Inspector General’s Office or state Attorney General’s Office tomorrow.
The Times-Union report cites state records in saying Bruno was accused of misuse of taxpayer-paid aircraft to fly to Manhattan fundraisers while certifying that he was on official state business.
The Rensselaer County Republican’s spokesman told the newspaper that the senator has received numerous death threats and so is provided state police security details.
If the trips are proven to be for political fundraisers rather than authorized state business, Bruno could have violated the Code of Ethics of State Public Officers Law and could face a fine or removal from office.[Times-Union]
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