Silver-Haired Crook Joe Bruno Gets Two Years

05/07/2010 12:53 PM |

joe bruno punching
  • “Take that, integrity!”

I was once in the same boxing gym as former New York State powerbroker Joe Bruno. He was there for a photo op, and got dressed up in full training regalia to strike various pugilistic poses for the assembled press. He looked old and bent in the outfit, a little obscene, like an old man woken up in the middle of the night. He also seemed like a bit of a dick, his smile flashing on and off like a bug light, depending on who was watching. And then I returned to the heavy bag, as did we all.

Well, now Joe Bruno’s going to jail (maybe) for two years, because in the end, he really was a crooked dick.