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Carl Kruger

Former State Senator Kruger Sentenced To 7 Years For Corruption

Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

Former New York state senator Carl Kruger, who resigned his office in December just before pleading guilty to corruption charges, was sentenced to sev...

Casino Brawl Business as Usual for New York State Legislature

Dan Collins | Posted 04.17.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

The bizarre late-night fight involving state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, proves that the state legislature retains its amazing capacity to surprise, delight, amuse and nauseate.

Gerrymandering A Big 'F U' In New York

Posted 01.27.2012 | New York

Despite 2010 campaign promises that they'd turn over the redistricting process to an independent commission, New York state legislators are drafting m...

Pay Hike for Albany Legislators? Nah

Dan Collins | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Talk about a non-starter. This week the top Democrat in the New York state legislature floated the idea that the lawmakers deserve to get pay raises.

Carl Kruger's Fall Highlights Woeful State of Albany's Senate Democrats

Dan Collins | Posted 02.20.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Kruger's bribery conviction is part of the answer to an Albany mystery -- why Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so indifferent to the question of whether his Democratic Party can win back the state Senate in the next election.

RESIGNED

Posted 12.20.2011 | New York

New York State Senator Carl Kruger, D-Brooklyn, has resigned from the Senate (see letter below), as he is expected to plead guilty to federal corrupti...

Political Corruption in New York: Low Comedy and High Cost

Dan Collins | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

If you look at the recent political corruption cases in New York City, you'll see certain patterns. One is consulting. Another is health care. If you want to know why the state is drowning in Medicaid bills, this is a good hint.

Assemblyman Acquitted Of Bribery

AP | By TOM HAYS | Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York state lawmaker from a long line of politicians was acquitted Thursday on charges he tarnished the family name by taking a no-sh...

Photos: DSK Lawyer's Other High Profile Clients

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

Benjamin Brafman, one the lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund who was arrested this weekend on charges of...

Details Of Bribery Scandal Reveal Kruger's Lavish Lifestyle

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 53-page complaint filed by federal prosecutors details the allegedly deeply corrupt political practices of State Senator Carl Kruger. The complai...

Pol To Face Bribery Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

(AP) NEW YORK – A state senator, an assemblyman and a well-known lobbyist are among eight people charged in a federal influence-peddling case. A ...

Could There Be a Texting-While-Walking Ban?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Stir

Cathy Cruz Marrero made headlines last month when she stumbled into a mall fountain while texting. But banning pedestrians from using cell phones? Give me a break.

Going Broke in Albany, Part 1: Explaining The Budget and How We're Botching It

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

If the Senate gets their way, in just a few years we'll end up having to gut education, Medicaid, and public assistance. In just a few months, we'll have to lay off state employees.

Paterson: 'Cutting Now Will Be Less Damaging Than Gutting Later'

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson took to the radio, trying, in interviews on half a dozen stations, to add a sense of urgency to the budget negotiations, and re...