BREAKING: State Senator Carl Kruger is Going to Jail Tomorrow

03/09/2011 7:30 PM |


State Senator Carl Kruger, long the object of a federal investigation, plans to turn himself over to federal authorities tomorrow morning, the New York Times reports. Kruger’s illustrious recent history includes shutting down a public info session about Coney Island redevelopment by busing in hundreds of outside agitators; getting shouted down by Coneyphiles during a speech a month later; and trying to pass a bill that would make it illegal to listen to an iPod while walking down the street. Oh, and also accepting campaign contributions—he had the most cash on hand out of any member of the state legislature, even though he faced no serious challengers—in exchange for easing bureaucratic hurdles for donors.