Democratic state senator Carl Kruger will surrender to federal authorities on Thursday to face corruption charges. The senator, who represents Brooklyn, has been under investigation since 2007, pending a probe into whether he performed official acts in exchange for campaign donations. “Everyone knows that Carl has been using his post to take money for years, so this isn’t surprising,” a source told the New York Post. “What’s more surprising is that it didn’t happen 10 years ago.”
Last week, the FBI arrested lawyer Michael Levitis in Kruger’s pay-to-pay scheme. Levitis was caught on a secretly recorded audiotape asking an FBI informant to hold a fund-raiser for Kruger in exchange for help with an upcoming business inspection. Levitis has not become a cooperating witness.