Mr. Kruger’s Shame

All right, nobody said New York is perfect. State Senator Carl Kruger’s guilty plea on corruption charges this week reminded

All right, nobody said New York is perfect. State Senator Carl Kruger’s guilty plea on corruption charges this week reminded us that Albany remains a place where shakedowns and scams are all too common. According to prosecutors, Mr. Kruger, who served in the Legislature for 16 years, sold his services for $1 million in bribes. That certainly explains how and why Mr. Kruger managed to own a Bentley on a legislator’s salary.

Even as Mr. Kruger admitted his guilt, another colleague, State Assemblyman William Boyland, is fighting off charges for a second time. Acquitted recently in a corruption scheme that also ensnared Mr. Kruger, Mr. Boyland has been indicted again, this time for soliciting bribes while he was standing trial on the earlier indictment.

Calling Governor Cuomo: Now that you have tax reform, can we talk about ethics reform in 2012? Mr. Kruger’s Shame