Updated 03/09/2011 11:46 PM
Sources: Brooklyn Senator To Be Arrested On Federal Charges
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State Senator Carl Kruger is expected to turn himself into authorities Thursday on unspecified charges brought forth by the U.S. attorney's office, sources tell NY1.
The veteran Brooklyn lawmaker and the former finance chairman of the state Senate has been implicated in an FBI influence peddling probe since 2008.
Kruger's surrender comes a week after a Brooklyn restaurant owner pleaded guilty in federal court that he lied to an undercover FBI agent, who was investigating the lawmaker.
Michael Levitis had bureaucratic problems with his restaurant, and says the senator's longtime chief of staff encouraged him to give the senator a fundraiser a return.
It is unclear if additional cases are to be part of the charges the U.S. attorney will unseal against Kruger.
Neither Kruger nor his attorney returned a call for comment.
Kruger was part of the so-called "gang of four," the Democratic state senators who considered caucusing with Republicans even after fellow Democrats took over the chamber in 2008.
Ultimately, Kruger decided to stay put, even as two others bolted to the other side.
With his expected arrest, three of the four members will have faced criminal charges.