Brooklyn State Sen. Carl Kruger Resigns From Office, Pleads Guilty

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brooklyn State Sen. Carl Kruger resigned his office and pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges, wiping away tears during his emotional admission Tuesday.

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Kruger would have been forced to resign under state law if convicted of a felony.  He pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery.

“I accept responsibility for my actions and apologize for my conduct,” he said.

Krumer also agreed not to appeal any prison sentence up to 11 years and 3 months when he is sentenced on April 26.

The charges allege that the 16-year legislator accepted at least $1 million in bribes to finance a lavish lifestyle, which included a home in Mill Basin, Brooklyn where he lived with two doctors.  Kruger admitted he accepted nearly a half-million dollars in bribes from various business people.

Kruger allegedly accepted bribes in return for a host of political favors, including helping hospitals seeking to merge, obtaining state money for real estate developers and expanding the business hours of liquor stores.

Kruger reportedly cut a deal with federal prosecutors. Kruger was the Senate Finance Committee chairman from 2008 to 2010 when Democrats controlled the Senate.

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  1. bullett says:

    I just love the way crooked politicians cry why standing before a judge, and expect leniency for their wrong doings. I think they should have him run the gauntlet through a line of taxpayers (the people he deceived) and they should spit upon him before he is carted off to jail.

  2. Giovanni Jones says:

    Awww, the big gay crybaby senator got caught….what a shame….I doubt though that he would consider being sent to prison as a punishment. You might as well send a fat kid into a candy store….

  3. JB says:

    What party is he in? You failed to mention that in this article. (only a slight hint in the last line)

    This seems to be a trend with most media when one side gets in trouble.

    1. FB says:

      TRUE! If he was a Republican, there would have been the -R after his name, BUT since he’s a Democrat ther’s no designation-happens all the time.

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