Sen. Carl Kruger
There was an unusual plea for leniency Thursday from a former Brooklyn senator being sentenced on corruption charges. Carl Kruger said he may have taken bribes, but he’s not as corrupt as other Albany politicians. The judge, as it turned out, didn’t agree.
A New York state senator has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he took $1 million in bribes in a federal influence-peddling case.
A Manhattan grand jury charged David Rosen with bribing Kruger and Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. in exchange for favorable treatment in Albany for his MediSys Health Network. All three deny any wrongdoing.
David Rosen, chief executive of MediSys Health Network, has been replaced with his second-in-command. He’s among eight people charged last week with participating in a federal influence-peddling case.
There was word of an expanding Albany corruption investigation on Friday. Sources say the pay-to-play probe that led to the indictment of Brooklyn Sen. Carl Kruger isn’t over.