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NY Post: SSM Flip-Flopper Kruger To Plead Guilty to Corruption Charges

 

The New York Post:

Embattled state Sen. Carl Kruger is expected to plead guilty to a raft of corruption charges tomorrow after cutting a deal with the feds, The Post has learned.

... a guilty plea from Kruger — who’s expected to admit committing four felonies — would result in the Brooklyn Democrat’s automatic expulsion from the state Senate, where he’s served since 1994.

... Kruger, 62, was busted earlier this year in a five-year, “pay-to-play” scheme in which he allegedly pocketed more than $1 million in payoffs for peddling his influence in Albany.

Court papers say he sponsored legislation, attempted to allocate millions in pork-barrel funds and even wrote a letter to a federal judge in Buffalo in exchange for a “stream of bribes” from real-estate, hospital and beverage-industry interests.