Lobbyist Admits To Bribing Once-Influential NY Pol Kruger

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 5:24 PM EST) -- A professional lobbyist pled guilty Wednesday to bribing recently resigned New York state Sen. Carl Kruger, leaving only a single defendant to face trial in the case over the Albany, N.Y., power broker's large-scale corruption.

Richard Lipsky, 64, admitted he had in 2008 paid Kruger-linked entities a “referral fee” after the senator directed clients his way, with the understanding that Kruger would be in his pocket afterward.

“I acknowledge that my actions were in violation of the law and I knew that they crossed the line,”...
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