The defense has rested its case in the Joe Bruno federal corruption re-trial without the former Senate Majority leader taking the stand. 

Following the shortened afternoon session, Bruno said he's glad that the trial is nearing its end - and he still doesn't know why he had to go through a second trial.

Closing statements set to begin Thursday morning.  The prosecution says they expect their closing argument will take between 75 to 90 minutes and the defense says they will take about an hour. 

Bruno is on trial over money he received from a Loudonville businessman.  Bruno says it was for consulting fees, the prosecution says it was actually kickback and bribe money.