Embattled Sen. Kruger's Chief of Staff pulls highest pay (updated)

Friday, August 05, 2011 - 12:59 PM

The state senate released its twice-a-year report on expenditures today. One of the most interesting things that popped out? Embattled Senator Carl Kruger's chief of staff, Jason Koppel, was by far the highest-paid staffer for any individual member, raking in just over (like, literally, by one cent) $81,000 for his services.

The next closest member--Senator Kevin Parker's counsel Richard Berkley--was paid about $18,500 less.

The Senator's office didn't immediately provide comment on the expenditure. Sen. Kruger An associate of Senator Kruger this past week was was given three years probation and fined $15,000 for lying to FBI agents. The senator has been caught up in a bribery scheme since 2009.

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Comments [2]

Lawyers cost a lot of money and on a yearly salary of 162,000 he will be able to afford a good lawyer.

But his boss KrugerGate has his multi million dollar campaign fund to use to pay his legal bills.

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

Aug. 06 2011 04:54 AM
Ned Berke

Nice catch! Just want to point out, though, that Kruger was NOT given probation or fined for lying to FBI agents. Michael Levitis was. He is the nightclub owner allegedly acting as a middleman in the scheme between other restaurant owners and Koppel (on Kruger's behalf). Thanks!

Aug. 05 2011 06:15 PM

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