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Before He Was King: Carl Kruger’s High-School Yearbook Photo

Photo: S.J.Tilden HS 1967 Yearbook, T Parisienne/Splash News

Since the publication of this week’s magazine feature, “King Carl of Canarsie,” some readers are expressing skepticism about disgraced former state Senator Carl Kruger’s boyhood, where he claimed to be given away for adoption and changed his name after getting abandoned by his biological father Abe Tack. During the research, we came up with one nugget that seems to back up Kruger’s claim: his high school yearbook photo, in which he’s listed by his birth name, Carl Tack.

Carl Kruger’s High-School Yearbook Photo