|New York Senate District 27|
|1994 - 2011|
|January 1, 2013|
|Per diem||$172/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||February 15, 1994|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|1984 - 1994|
|Birthday||December 3, 1949|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, NY|
|(dead link) Office website|
On March 10, 2011, Kruger surrendered to federal authorities after being charged with corruption as the result of an FBI investigation. The 53-page criminal complaint details two schemes Kruger was allegedly involved in. Charges were also filed against state Assemblyman William Boyland and six others.
The first scheme accuses David Rosen of MediSys Health Systems and Robert Aquino of Parkway Hospital of allegedly trying to bribe Kruger in return for getting a proposed merger passed. Additionally, Rosen is accused of giving Boyland a no-show job for his role in the deal.
The second scheme accuses Kruger of "receiving a stream of bribes totaling at least $1 million in exchange for taking official actions." It alleges that Kruger shared fees paid to lobbyist Richard Lipsky, as well as taking bribes to block a big-box store in Brooklyn and to extend liquor store hours.
Guilty plea and resignation
On December 20, 2011, Kruger pleaded guilty to four of the five counts against him. Just prior to his guilty plea, he submitted his resignation from the New York State Senate. Kruger faced up to 50 years in prison. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, two years of supervised release, and a $223,534 fine on April 26, 2012.
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 27 (2010)|
|Carl Kruger (D)||25,004|
|Avrahom Rosenberg (Conservative)||9,152|
On November 4, 2008, Carl Kruger won the election for New York State Senate, District 27 with 42,066 votes.
Kruger raised $619,962 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 27 (2008)|
|Carl Kruger (D)||42,066|
|Vyacheslav Patrin (R)||3,040|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kruger's 2010 campaign. In total, Kruger raised $1,329,970 for his 2010 re-election campaign.
|1300 Avenue P Realty LLC||$19,000|
|New York State Troopers||$13,250|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kruger's 2008 campaign.
|Omni Enterprises LLC||$14,500|
|Haber, James & Amy||$12,500|
|I & P Realty LLC||$9,500|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kruger served on these committees:
- Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
- Energy and Telecommunications
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kruger served on these committees:
- Aging Committee, New York State Senate
- Banks Committee, New York State Senate
- Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, New York State Senate
- Energy and Telecommunications Committee, New York State Senate
- Finance Committee, New York State Senate
- Health Committee, New York State Senate
- Insurance Committee, New York State Senate
- Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, New York State Senate
- Official New York State Senate website (dead link)
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- New York Times, "2 State Legislators Surrender in Corruption Case," March 10, 2011
- Wall Street Journal, "Eight Charged in Albany Bribery Scheme," March 10, 2011
- New York Times, "After Resigning, Tearful Senator Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes," December 20, 2011
- The United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, "FORMER NEW YORK STATE SENATOR CARL KRUGER SENTENCED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR BRIBERY SCHEMES," April 26, 2012
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Report on Carl's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
- Follow the Money, Carl Kruger, 2010
- Follow the Money, Carl Kruger, 2008
|New York Senate District 27
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