Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Big Brown Bear in Business

Baiting the Big Brown Bear,
FBI Subpoenas Bruno Files
And Press Learns About It


Lost between the front page excitement of the New York Giants' remarkable playoff victory on Sunday and the multi-state primary held Tuesday, a story inside Monday's Times called attention to some unfinished business in Albany.

Under the headline INVESTIGATION INTO BRUNO BROADENS: Pension Fund Records of Unions Are Sought, Danny Hakim wrote on B1 that "Federal authorities have widened their investigation of the Senate majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno, issuing subpoenas to pension funds affiliated with union locals in and around the senator's Albany-area district, people with knowledge of the investigation said.

"Half a dozen union locals in the Albany area have invested tens of millions of dollars with a Connecticut investment firm that has long employed the senator. Mr. Bruno and the investment firm, Wright Investors' Service, severed their ties shortly after the New York Times revealed the investments in December, but neither has been willing to detail what the senator's job was, beyond saying it was related to "business development."
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8 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:03 PM

    Is the Big Brown Bear, like a Bloomindales Big Brown Bag?
    ed

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  2. Kevlar6:12 PM

    SQ:

    I love the new-look blog!

    Bravo for pointing out Dicker's blatant bias. If Bruno were a Democrat, Dicker would have lynched him long ago...

    At the end of the article you ask "Do you know why?" All I can think of is that both the volume and word-count add up to 13. Is that what you were looking for?

    Kevlar

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  3. Thanks Kevlar.

    As for the word count...not even close!

    Bison

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  4. Westie10:55 AM

    Kevlar,
    Shame, shame. Do a little more investigative work next time.
    1714 is the number of the Albany UNITE HERE.
    Westie

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  5. Kevlar11:01 AM

    WRONG!!! :-)

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  6. Westie11:14 AM

    Oh man I am so wrong. Next time I'm going to think before I act and actually read my google results.
    And Kevlar, 42.

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  7. Bison2:41 PM

    Kevlar, were you informed of the correct answer?

    Bison

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  8. Bison2:47 PM

    Westie...43-42!!

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