NEW YORK — Former State Sen. Carl Kruger on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges of corruption related in part to bribes from a supermarket lobbyist to crack down on cigarette sales by Indian tribes.
Kruger, who faces nine to 11 years in prison, also resigned his Senate seat Tuesday.
Charges against Kruger included taking bribes from Richard Lipsky, a lobbyist hired by Gristedes, a New York-based supermarket chain, to crack down on tax-free cigarette sales on Indian reservations. Gristedes claimed such practices hurt its sales of tobacco.
Lipsky is still facing charges.