Ex-NY State Sen. Kruger Gets 7 Years For Bribery Scheme

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT) -- Former New York state Sen. Carl Kruger on Thursday was sentenced to seven years in prison for taking bribes from lobbyists and health care industry insiders, schemes a federal judge called "daggers in the heart of honest government."

Kruger, after fighting bribery charges for nine months, resigned and pled guilty in December to taking about $500,000 in bribes to advance lobbyists' causes in the state capital.

Elected in 1994 to represent a district in Brooklyn, Kruger had risen to the upper echelon of power in Albany,...
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