From the New York Post:
Chocking back tears as he confessed to corruption charges, an emotional State Sen. Carl Kruger pleaded guilty today to four criminal counts that included bribery and influence peddling.
The 62-year-old Brooklyn lawmaker unfairly helped a developer, a lobbyist and two hospital executives as part of the massive bribery scheme, federal prosecutors said.
With his voice cracking at times, Kruger wiped away tears as he entered a guilty plea before a Manhattan federal court judge.
“I apologize if I’m a little emotional over this,” he said.
Kruger added, “I accept responsibility for my actions and I’m truly sorry for my conduct.”
By entering a guilty plea, Kruger would automatically be expelled from the state Senate, where he’s served since 1994.
Kruger resigned from office earlier today ahead of his plea deal.
He will be sentenced April 26. He faces 108 to 135 months behind bars.