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Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Lone Amigo in the Senate



And now there is one -- one Amigo. As is reported in the New York Post, State Senator Carl Kruger has turned himself in today to face federal corruption charges. As you may recall, Kruger was one of the 4 Amigos in the State Senate that included Pedro Espada, Hiriam Monserrate, and Ruben Diaz, Sr. With both Espada and Monserrate having been indicted for various good deeds, that leaves only Diaz as the lone Amigo in the Senate. What an illustrious club.

5 comments:

  1. I just finished reading the 53-page indictment. Maybe it's all just a big misunderstanding?

    The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York wants us to believe that a member of the State Legislature could be corrupt. Imagine that!

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  2. J.R.Dobbs is BishopMarch 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    One Amigo to go......

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  3. And what ever happened with the F.B.I. investigation of Rubén Díaz Sr. and Rubén Díaz Jr.??? Were Daddy Diaz and Baby Diaz cleared of suspicion or is the investigation still ongoing?

    Remember this article:

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    The New York Times
    March 24, 2007

    F.B.I. AGENTS INVESTIGATE 2 LAWMAKERS IN THE BRONX

    By Manny Fernandez

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating allegations of corruption against two Bronx lawmakers — State Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. and his son, Assemblyman Rubén Díaz Jr., according to an official familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

    The investigation, first reported by The Daily News, came to light on Thursday, when F.B.I. agents visited the city’s Board of Elections office in the Bronx seeking voter petitions and other records for the elder Mr. Díaz and his son. The agents obtained copies of their personal voter registration and voter history records as well as candidate petitions signed by voters, a Board of Elections spokeswoman said.

    READ MORE AT: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/24/nyregion/24bronx.html

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  4. One more to go? How about SIXTY ONE more to go.

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  5. most unfortunate but hardly surprising.

    and it's most unfortunate that its hardly surprising too <------ thats the biggest downer of all...

    reminds me of a song*.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auzfTPp4moA

    *credit for the song choice goes to my teenagers who believe politicians are megalomaniacs.

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