NY State Senate Democrat and Boyfriend Sentenced to Prison in Bribe Scheme

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I wonder if they’ll get to bunk together?

Calling himself “broken, destroyed and disgraced” a Brooklyn politician who admitted taking $500,000 in bribes with the aid of his live-in boyfriend slumped in a courtroom chair as he was sentenced to seven years in federal prison.

“I have no one to blame but myself,” ex-state Sen. Carl Kruger, 62, said in Manhattan federal court — where his lover, Dr. Michael Turano, received a two-year sentence for the same “pay-to-play” scheme that a judge called “daggers to the heart of government.”

“I will be haunted with that reality for the rest of my life,” said a somber Kruger, who shared a long, lingering embrace with Turano, 50, after they each were ordered to surrender June 26 to begin their prison terms.

“I am sorry,” said Kruger. “I am sorry for bringing discredit to the New York State Legislature. I am sorry for abandoning my constituents who elected me to service them.

“Worst of all, I have destroyed the brilliant medical career of Michael Turano. I have destroyed a career I help build, and the people I love.

“I am broken destroyed and disgraced,” Kruger told Judge Jed Rakoff — who showed mercy in giving him less than the federal sentencing guideline of between nine and 11 1/2 years.

Where’d I leave my world’s smallest violin? By the way, the story makes zero mention of his party affiliation, nor does the New York Times. Why is that? But you have to figure if a Republican and his live-in boyfriend were sentenced it might have been mentioned somewhere. The New York Daily News also curiously omits party affiliation. Ah, finally we found a mention.
Kruger, a Democrat, was the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman from 2008 to 2010, when Democrats controlled the Senate.


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2 Responses to “NY State Senate Democrat and Boyfriend Sentenced to Prison in Bribe Scheme”

  1. Kell on 27/27/12 at 9:58 am

    LMAO…he wasn’t so “broken, destroyed and disgraced” that he didn’t stop himself from accepting the bribes in the 1st place! That’s what I find so funny about these windowlickers, they ALWAYS whine AFTER they’ve been caught but never before when it might have actually made a difference to them…and seriously, do we expect any better from any democrat?

  2. Joe Gause on 29/29/12 at 6:23 am

    His conviction is a good start. There are many more corrupt politicians that belong in prison! Frank? Dodd?