State Senator Carl Kruger Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges, Resigns

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

An emotional state Senator Carl Kruger pleaded guilty to four federal corruption charges in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday.

Kruger, who teared up in the courtroom, pleaded guilty to two conspiracy counts and two counts citing Travel Act violations. The Brooklyn Democrat who represented Flatbush, Mill Basin and Coney Island since 1994, resigned his seat prior to his court appearance.

He agreed not to appeal any prison sentence up to 11 years and three months.

"My actions were in violation of the law, and I knew that they were wrong," Kruger said. "I accept responsibility for my actions and am truly sorry for my conduct."

Prosecutors say Kruger sold his political clout and connections for nearly $1 million to a lobbyist, a developer and three health care providers who were seeking to buy publicly owned hospitals.

He appeared before judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan federal district court Tuesday afternoon.

His sentencing was set for April 26.




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Comments [2]

Glenn Nocera from Kensington

The Brooklyn Young Republican Club is committed to ensuring that the people of the 27th State Senate district receive an honest and effective Senator to represent them in Albany.We believe the good people of this district deserve to be proud of their Senator again. We will be working tirelessly on making sure that person be a honest Republican, with values that reflect this great district. Far to long Brooklyn has endured the corruption from Vito Lopez's Democrat machine. We will work with anyone who is willing to ensure that the 27th State Senate district and for that matter Brooklyn is finally done with the boss Tweed style of government, that the Democrat party has been fostering for years under the leadership of Boss Lopez.The Brooklyn Young Republican Club which was founded on the principles of ridding government of corruption over 131 years ago, stands strongly committed in making sure this goal becomes a reality.
Glenn P. Nocera President of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club. Going Strong Since 1880.

Dec. 22 2011 06:08 AM
fuva from Harlemworld

Corrupt, cowardly hypocrite. And there's a lot more where this came from...

Dec. 21 2011 11:45 AM

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