Brooklyn State Senator Carl Kruger and Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. are among eight people facing public corruption charges for what federal prosecutors in Manhattan call a wide-ranging bribery scheme based on "an unholy alliance of politicians, lobbyists and businessmen."
State senator in NY turns himself into the feds: Sen. Carl Kruger, D, until last year chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, turned himself into federal prosecutors. It's still a bit of a mystery what the case involves. The NY Post reports:
Kruger has been under investigation since 2007 by Brooklyn federal prosecutors for allegations he performed official acts in exchange for campaign donations.
But that ongoing probe is not related to charges Kruger, the ranking Democrat on the Senate's Finance Committee, will face today in Manhattan federal court, sources said.
Those charges relate to lobbying involving hospitals in the city, NBC said.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/03/government-corruption-update-mccaskills-self-dealing-ny-lawmaker-#ixzz1GKFcf4DT