A Manhattan lobbyist has pleaded guilty to bribing a former New York state senator. The lobbyist, Richard Lipsky, entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan. He admitted that he paid bribes in 2008 at the suggestion of ex-New York State Sen. Carl Kruger. He said he paid bribes to “keep Kruger happy.” Kruger pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges last month. Federal prosecutor Preet Bharara said in a release that the case illustrated how for too long, corruption has warped government in New York State and New York City.
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