Carl Kruger

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Carl Kruger
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New York Senate District 27
Former officeholder
In office
1994 - 2011
Term ends
January 1, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedFebruary 15, 1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
State Assembly
1984 - 1994
Personal
BirthdayDecember 3, 1949
Place of birthBrooklyn, NY
ProfessionSenator
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Carl Kruger was a Democratic member of the New York State Senate. Prior to joining the Senate, Kruger served as Chairperson for Community Board #18. He then won a special election for the New York State Senate in February of 1994. He served in that position until 2011, representing the 27th District. Kruger was the Assistant Director of Member Services for the New York State Assembly from 1984 to 1994. Kruger holds a B.S. in Political Science.

Corruption scandal

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.[1]

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.[2]

The second scheme accuses Kruger of "receiving a stream of bribes totaling at least $1 million in exchange for taking official actions."[1] 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.[3][4]

Elections

2010

Kruger was unopposed in the September 14 primary election. He defeated Avrahom Rosenberg (C) in the general election. Kruger raised $1,329,970 while Rosenberg raised $0.[5]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carl Kruger (D) 25,004
Avrahom Rosenberg (Conservative) 9,152

2008

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.[6]

New York State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carl Kruger (D) 42,066
Vyacheslav Patrin (R) 3,040

Campaign donors

2010

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.[7]

Donor Amount
1300 Avenue P Realty LLC $19,000
Alexander Rovt $15,500
David Rich $14,500
Carol Harrison $14,500
New York State Troopers $13,250

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kruger's 2008 campaign.[8]

Donor Amount
Bolla Management $15,000
Omni Enterprises LLC $14,500
Haber, James & Amy $12,500
Academy Transportation $10,000
I & P Realty LLC $9,500

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kruger served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kruger served on these committees:

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New York Senate District 27
1994–2011
Succeeded by
David Storobin