Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Brooklyn Senator Carl Kruger to Surrender to Feds Thursday: Corruption Charges Likely

Brooklyn's State Senator Carl Kruger, ranking minority member of the powerful Finance Committee, is expected to turn himself in on Thursday to federal authorities in Manhattan on corruption charges, according to the New York Times.

Officials with the FBI plan to hold a news conference on Thursday to describe the charges. According to the NY Daily News, "The veteran Brooklyn Democrat will be charged by Manhattan federal prosecutors with using his influence as a public official to line his pockets."

A source told the NY Post that "Kruger will be the biggest name among a number of political and public people who will be charged or linked to the heretofore unknown Manhattan corruption case."

According to Gotham Gazette, Kruger has been under investigation for years for doing favors in return for campaign contributions.

From NY1: "Kruger was part of the so-called 'gang of four,' the Democratic state senators who considered caucusing with Republicans even after fellow Democrats took over the chamber in 2008. Ultimately, Kruger decided to stay put, even as two others bolted to the other side.With his expected arrest, three of the four members will have faced criminal charges."

Photo: Sen. Kruger received an award in Albany from the New York Association on Independent Living and the Center for Disability Rights.

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