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Prosecutors Say They'll Specify Charges against Kruger, Co-Defendants


Albany, NY – The government has told a judge that it will further specify bribery charges against a New York state senator by early September, possibly updating the charges in an indictment. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

The government agreed to be more specific about what they allege Senator Carl Kruger and co-defendants did in time for defense lawyers to prepare for trial.

Kruger's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, and other attorneys complained at a hearing Monday that the indictment was too vague to adequately prepare for trial.

Kruger was the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman from 2008 to 2010 when Democrats controlled the Senate. Kruger was arrested in March along with seven others. He has pleaded not guilty to charges that he earned $1 million illegally in a bribery scheme.

Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.

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