Will Sen. Kruger Resign?


The New York Post says State Sen. Carl Kruger will resign to cut a better deal as part of a guilty plea for corruption charges.  Kruger (one of the Democrats who flipped to vote for gay marriage this year) says no:

It may be curtains for Carl Kruger.

The state senator told confidants he'll announce his resignation by the end of the summer, a prelude to a potential guilty plea in a wide-ranging pay-to-play corruption scandal, sources told The Post.

Sources said the embattled Brooklyn Democrat is expected to resign for two reasons: love and self-interest. Kruger wants to cut a better deal for himself and his live-in boyfriend -- who is also charged in the scheme.

"The importance of his decision is so that he can negotiate better for his boyfriend," said an Albany source.

"It's better to be able to negotiate the terms of your own surrender," the source added.

But Kruger, 61, said he is not going anywhere.

"I am absolutely not resigning, and I will continue to do what I've been doing for the last 18 years," he said yesterday.