Joe Bruno: A Very-Well-Compensated Consultant to Charter Schools

May 10, 2015 1189

by Rick Cohen

"Paradise in Potomac: Every inch of couple's estate built for living lavishly," read the Washington Post headline about the home of Joe Bruno and his wife, Cynthia Marini Bruno, in a society-page style article in the Post's real estate section.

For those of us who don't often turn to the society or real estate columns lauding the lifestyles of the rich and perhaps-not-so-famous, the description of the Brunos' abode is otherworldly: the gated entrance with wrought-iron gates tipped with gold, the stone fountain "reminiscent of Villa D'Este near Rome," the "breathtaking" foyer with a two-story chandelier and an ivory and marble floor, the underground grotto with yet another stone foundation "accessible only from a hidden door in the media room," high-end furnishings from all over Europe, and our favorite, a painting of Bruno as "The Godfather."

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