NY State Senator Carl Kruger’s Closet Blown Open; ‘Live-In Boyfriend’ Helped Launder Bribes

New York Democratic state senator Carl Kruger, who surrended to federal authorities on corruption charges yesterday, took $1 million in bribes which his boyfriend helped launder. Everyone knew he was a closet case, but this corruption case has blown the door wide open for the hypocrite politician, who cast votes against same-sex marriage last year.

The NY Post reports: Kruger

Kruger and his secret longtime companion, Manhattan gynecologist Michael Turano, were among eight men arrested in a sweeping government "pay-to-play" corruption scandal.

The charges include allegations that Kruger, Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland and previously convicted Queens Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio — who died in prison in January — received bribes and other largesse to help two competing health-care companies buy hospitals, and direct state funds to those firms.

Kruger's constant companion, Turano, is accused of using bribe money he deposited in two shell companies for Kruger to pay the lease on a Bentley luxury sedan, credit-card bills and the mortgage on the garish, multimillion-dollar Mill Basin home where the two men for years have shacked up with Turano's mom and brother, authorities and neighbors said.

"Sen. Kruger had a close and intimate relationship with the entire Turano family, which includes one of the defendants, Michael Turano, along with his mother and brother," US Attorney Preet Bharara told reporters yesterday.

It's good to see Kruger go down, but it's a shame that it hasn't happened sooner.

Comments

  1. Party ID? says

    So when are you going to identify this cretin and his co-cretins as Democrats? Were they Republicans, the issue would blaze through every headline.

  2. Larry says

    At what point will the media actually do a story that focuses on the hypocrisy of so many of the politicians who initiate or support anti-gay or anti-equality legislation? How many more times does this have to happen before there can be a story not balanced by Maggie Gallagher or Tony Perkins? It’s just appalling. I don’t care what party these people are in. I care that they’re self-loathing hypocrites.

  3. arch says

    I am loving the super bitchy comment about the “garish multi-million dollar Mill Basin home”,

    Of all the things he could have done as a gay man in politics; deny his sexuality, lie to his electorate, support laws aimed at hurting minorities, take bribes, pervert planning and contract decisions, steal money and pend it on himself, break political funding laws, tax evasion, money laundering etc etc the VERY WORST was a lack of taste,

    just two questions :

    In the light of the revelation about his lack of taste, are we sure he is acually gay ?

    Does anyone have photos of the house ?

  4. arch says

    Hi Scott Cocktail

    Thanks for the link; very eighties looking house, if I lived there I would want to roll up my sleves Don Joonson stylie, put on the Duran Duran and snort coke off of a glass top coffee table…(I think that people did that sort of thing in the eighties)

  5. patrick nyc says

    Kruger and his scum bag lover should both send major donations to the victims of the earthquake, it’s going to keep them off the headlines and local NYC stations for days. The only saving grace is people have the attention span of a 6 month old so the story should be revived sometime next week.

  6. Francis says

    All this more or less proves is, once again, anti-gay policies and actions are absolutely nothing more than inane attacks against our community, rather than anything with substance.

  7. ratbastard says

    Ask yourself this question: How do people like Kruger or Pedro Espada in the Bronx [well, not really! He of course never really lived in his district anymore than Kruger lives in his] last so long? Rest assured their activity was well known and not a good secret, yet they lasted for a very long time. Why? And why do they finally get ‘Caught’?

  8. citygal says

    Embarassed to admit but it was unfortunate to have spent many family holidays with carl and the Turano family for many years, but I always had a feeling that Carl was a shaddy character, although I was quite shocked by mike’s actions. (laundering but not his sexual preference) As far as mama Dorothy, being materialistic has always been her nature. Unfortunately, getting it up the butt in prison will not be a punishment but pure enjoyment for the low life!!!

  9. Swine says

    It doesn’t matter what party he’s with. I’d expect this type of awful stuff from a Repub. It figures — on top of all this bribery, corruption & hypocricy — this worthless/greedy/evil prick voted against gay marriage. Hope he & the bf rot in jail for a long stretch.

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