Charges boosted against BK state senator

NEW YORK - (AP) - Federal authorities have added bribery chargesagainst a state senator from Brooklyn charged in a federalinfluence-peddling case.

Prosecutors in Manhattan revealed the beefed up charges Thursdayin a rewritten indictment filed in federal court in Manhattan. Thedocument spells out new charges against Sen. Carl Kruger, aDemocrat. This time, authorities have charged Kruger withconspiring to commit bribery and a second money launderingconspiracy count. They say Kruger received a string of bribestotaling at least $1 million.

A senator since 1994, Kruger was the powerful Senate FinanceCommittee chairman from 2008 to 2010 when Democrats controlled theSenate.

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