Friday, March 11, 2011

Raid on Corrupt Anti-gay Pol Blows Closet Door Wide Open

The New York Post reports this morning that Democratic New York State Senator Carl Kruger, who voted against NY's marriage equality bill last year, has been arrested, along with his secret live-in partner Dr. Michael Turano, in a sweeping federal raid resulting in the arrests of several others on a variety of corruption charges. Kruger is charged with accepting $1 million in bribes, which Turano helped launder.

This sort of thing just doesn't surprise me any more. Not just the corruption, but an anti-gay politician hiding in a closet of self-loathing. Living a lie fucks with your head. Outing assholes like this is a way of saving them from themselves.

Via the New York Post:
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.

Neither of the other two Turanos has been accused of any wrongdoing.
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