The U.S. attorney who convicted former New York Senate leader Bruno on corruption charges says the once-powerful Republican will likely face jail time.
"I think it's clear that any way you stack the sentencing guidelines [it] will call for a sentence of imprisonment and the Justice Department typically recommends that the court follows the guidelines," Baxter told the paper.
The prosecutor also says he's considering whether to seek $280,000 from Bruno related to payments he received from a businessman for consulting work Bruno never performed.
Bruno, who led the Senate for 14 years, was convicted Dec. 7.
Bruno spokesman Kris Thompson says the ex-senator is going to let the legal process play out.
Prosecutors say Bruno used his position to reap $3.2 million in consulting fees and failed to disclose his conflicts of interest.