Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Greedy Pig Abbate Needs To Go.

Even as Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature were hard at work last week socking New Yorkers with a multibillion-dollar tax increase, the principal beneficiaries of the heist, er, hike were lazily sunning themselves in balmy Puerto Rico at the annual convention of the New York State Public Employee Conference.And, demonstrating definitively that poodles can indeed fly, Albany lawmaker made the trip as well.State Assemblyman Peter Abbate (D-CIO) jetted down from Brooklyn to collect a little union swag — He held a fund-raiser — before scooting back to Albany to vote for the tax hikes that should keep everybody on the gravy train for one more year.
A spokesman for Abbate swore his fund-raiser was no example of “pay-to-play politics.”No, of course not.T hing is, they think you are as stupid as he is venal and greedy — and maybe Abbate has a point, because He keeps doing it, and keeps getting away with it.

The unionists have their own gigs, of course — lush salaries, fat expense accounts and other accountrements of the high life.It’s a symbiotic relationship — with both the lawmakers and the unions feeding off the same host: New York taxpayers.Again, it was no accident that Abbate had to hurry back to Albany to vote “Aye” on Cuomo’s tax-hike package. Backs always must be scratched. Send him a message on Election Day.

Dr. DooLittle Might Be Onto Something Very Strange...

A STATEMENT ON THE PROPOSED REAPPORTIONMENT OF THE 49TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT, Brooklyn, N.Y. PART I – THE SCHEMEArnaldo A. Ferraro, Ph.D. HERE WE GO AGAIN! In a déjà-vu reapportionment conspiracy of the 49th Assembly District in Brooklyn, the recently proposed drafted maps of Senate and Assembly districts by the groups Latino Justice PRLDEF, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Center for Law and Social Justice and the National Institute for Latino Politics are certainly not ones that provide “fair ethnic representation” to the people of certain areas, as they claim. In analyzing the plan of the proposed map of the 49th Assembly District, it seems, in my opinion, that the reapportionment of the 49th Assembly District was mostly based on two simple objectives.

Lucretia Regina-Potter is very active in the 49th Assembly District and raises awareness and issues relevant to her community, much to the chagrin of those currently holding office.By looking at the suggested new “unity” map of the 49th AD, one can also see two very important as well curious facts: the border of the new district ends at Bath Avenue, just one block away from Cropsey Avenue where Lucretia Regina-Potter lives. Coincidental? I would say very strange.

Also consider that all other political players in this proposed reapportionment of the 49th AD remain in the District; including the two current Democratic District Leaders, the Republican Male District Leader, and a former young Republican candidate for District Leader that run against the ticket headed by Lucretia-Regina-Potter in 2011.

The second arguably grandiose objective of this prejudiced and ill-conceived reapportioning plan is easily dismissible. The creation of any ethnic Districts would not reflect the best interests of the community, including the ethnic group that it purports to enhance. This is indicated in the following map proposed by the above mentioned groups.
The Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization, its Leadership, and its members all rise in strong opposition to a plan dictated by political and selfish individual interests! Arnaldo A. Ferraro, Ph.D. is the Former Assemblyman of the 49AD, and the Founder/Chairman of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican OrganizationHe can be reached at

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Will Blow Myself Up Before I Allow These Punks To Become A Senator. Marty Our Golden Prince You Have My Blessing

September 1, 20112:28 am
By Chris Bragg

Democrats Not Coming Up Golden In Finding Challenger to Brooklyn Senator Marty Golden...

I shall Blow myself up before I Allow
Justin Brag Brannan Become A Senator.
Look What He Did To Me.

On paper, Marty Golden is at the top of the list of Senate Republicans that Democrats are expected to target in 2012. But the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee may have to face up to a difficult reality: You can’t beat someone with no one.
Three Brooklyn Democratic sources say the DSCC has been actively approaching south Brooklyn elected officials about running against Golden.

But the area’s lawmakers, which include Councilman Dominic Recchia (who is eyeing a comptroller run), Councilman Vincent Gentile (who can run again for the City Council in 2013) and Assemblymen Peter Abbate and Steve Cymbrowitz (who would both have to give up their seats to run), have so far been reluctant to commit to the tough race. “I can almost guarantee no elected officials will run,” said one Brooklyn official who has been involved with the discussions. Finding an elected official to run against Golden would be important not only because that person would have pre-existing name recognition, but because taking out the popular Golden would likely cost upwards of $2 million. Sources close to the Senate Democrats expressed confidence that an officeholder would eventually decide to take the plunge. In the meantime, a number of non-elected politicos in Brooklyn are expressing an interest in running.

One of them is Jonathan Yedin, the executive director of the Kings County Democratic Party and a former staffer for former Congressman Mike McMahon. Justin Brannan, the president of the Bay Ridge Democrats, who works as a staffer for Gentile, has also been in contact with the DSCC about running. In an e-mail, Brannan confirmed his interest, but said that whether it will be him “or someone else from my club is still being discussed at this time.” Two other members of the Bay Ridge Democrats have also been mentioned as candidates: Andrew Gounardes, director of external affairs at Citizens Committee for New York City and Laura Caruso, a member of Community 10 who is director of policy and legislative issues 32 BJ. Neither returned a request for comment, but a source close to Caruso said she has no interest in running.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s chief of staff, Carlo Scissura, had been talking about a run earlier this year, but is almost certainly taking a pass on the race to instead run for Brooklyn borough president. The Senate Democrats see Golden’s situation as analogous to longtime Queens State Sen. Frank Padavan’s position before he was toppled in 2010. This past legislative session, Golden was a staunch opponent of gay marriage — even introducing a “Defense of Marriage” bill — and tenant activists say he did not do enough to strengthen rent regulations. Democrats say Golden has grown too conservative for the district.

Whether it’s refusing to stand up for the tenants he represents or siding with the wealthy instead of working people, Republican Marty Golden will be rejected by Brooklyn voters when they realize he is not on their side,” DSCC executive director Josh Cherwin said in a statement. “We are very confident that a Democrat who is more in line with the middle class values of South Brooklyn will be elected in 2012.” Of course, Padavan’s vulnerability had already been proven in 2008 when he narrowly survived a challenge from Councilman Jim Gennaro. And in 2010, when the Democrats beat Padavan, they were able to recruit a top-flight challenger in former Councilman Tony Avella.

Everyone knows Jonathan ran the former Congressman Mike McMahon’s race into a ditch. I was at the debate when he filled in for McMahon sitting with our fearless Congressman Grimm. It was embarrassing to watch this kid flounder. He needed a a booster seat to reach the microphone.
              The Platform I will stand on is extremely serious 
As Senator, I will degree Booster Seating
to everyone, rich or poor, black or white.

Justin Brag Brannon the punk rocker who depicted the
Virgin Mary wearing a suicide vest, That is sacrilegious
This Punk wants To Become A Senator. Justin
You will bomb out.

Thanks for the blogging material Suckers


Saturday, March 19, 2011

The House Of Horrors, Starring Sen.Kruger, District Manager Dorothy Turano and Dr. Gay Brothers

Carl Kruger is a Democratic state senator from Brooklyn. His vote against gay marriage last year was crucial in stopping the measure in New York. Funny thing: He lives with his gay lover, who's the bagman in their bribery racket.

A criminal complaint against Kruger was unsealed in federal court in the southern district of New York, lifting the veil from what must be one of the most satisfyingly convoluted and brazen cases of self-loathing gay political figures in our time.

First, the bribery: Kruger, the feds charge, conspired with a lobbyist to shake down clients for Kruger's vote. He's charged with accepting bribes to funnel state money to various New York City projects as well as trying to curtail the state's recycling laws. According to the New York Times, Kruger used the money to "bankroll a lavish lifestyle, financing a four-door Bentley Arnage and a $2 million waterfront home originally built for a boss of the Lucchese crime family."

Now, about that lifestyle! Kruger, who was one of four Democrats who killed gay marriage in New York last year, ostensibly lives with his sister in Brooklyn. But neighbors there "said either that they did not recognize him or that he was rarely, if ever, there." That might be because he actually lives in a gaudy 7,000 square-foot home with the Turano family—Michael, his brother Gerard, and their mother Dorothy. Kruger is, according to the complaint, essentially a member of the Turano family. "He helped manage the household and shop for groceries," the Times says, and even help pick out a gravestone for the family plot."

Dorothy Turano, who is, at 73, much older than Kruger, was often seen out in public with him, "and some neighbors described the two as a couple," the Times says. But "it was the oldest son, Michael, to whom Mr. Kruger was closest, and they forged a relationship in which they 'supported and relied on one another,' according to the complaint." Indeed, Michael Turano, the complaint says, created the shell companies that Kruger used to launder his bribe money and "finance the Bentley, pay credit card bills and make mortgage payments on the house."

Michael Turano and Kruger lived together, they co-mingled their finances, and Kruger helped look after Turano's aging mother. There have been plenty of secretly gay politicians who opposed gay marriage; Kruger appears to be the first secretly gay-married pol to have done so.

To add the craziness: The home that Kruger and Turano share was built by an architect named Anthony Fava, who was murdered in 1991 by the his client and the home's original owner, Lucchese crime family boss Anthony Casso.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sen. Kruger says he’s going to continue serving the people of South Bklyn despite federal charges that could earn him up to 120 years in the Big House

State Sen. Carl Kruger says he’s going to continue serving the people of Southern Brooklyn despite federal charges that could earn him up to 120 years in the Big House — and land him in the poorhouse.

Five days after federal authorities announced that the Democrat sold his political clout and government connections for close to $1 million in payoffs to deep-pocketed lobbyists and developers, the embattled legislator said he’s going to keep on fighting for the residents who sent him to Albany.

“I am here to represent the people of my district,” Kruger, who’s facing more than $5 million in fines, repeated to reporters in Albany on Monday during his first public appearance since his arrest last week. “I am here to do my job and that’s what I’m doing.” The frazzled and forlorn Kruger refused to say anything else to reporters save for a carefully constructed comment.

“I am not going to comment neither on the case nor my personal life.”

US Attorney Preet Bharara says Kruger was in the pockets of small business lobbyist Richard Lipsky; developer Aaron Malinsky, who is currently building the 65-story City Point development in Downtown; and three healthcare providers looking to buy publicly owned hospitals in Brooklyn and Queens — all of whom funneled more than $900,000 to shell companies set up by Michael Turano, the son of Community Board 18 District Manager Dorothy Turano who was outed last week as Kruger’s “intimate partner.”

According to the FBI complaint filed in Manhattan Federal Court, people looking to gain Kruger’s help sent checks to Turano’s Olympian Strategic Development Corporation and Bassett Brokerage, a reference to the Mill Island street where Turano, his mother and brother have a multi-million dollar waterfront home that Kruger’s bribe money helped pay for.

In return, Kruger:

• Greased the wheels so Malinsky could develop the $65-million Canarsie Plaza Shopping Center on city-owned land at the corner of Avenue D and Remsen Avenue. The anchor store, a BJs, opened last fall. Malinsky paid Kruger $472,500 for his efforts, according to court documents.

• Tried to get Forest City Ratner Companies, the lead developer on the soon-to-be-built Four Sparrows Retail Center on the southern tip of Flatbush Avenue, to give a portion of the project to Malinsky so he could build a department store on the city-owned site. Investigators allege Kruger set up a meeting between Malinsky and Ratner, then promoted Malinsky’s plans to put a small-scale clothing store at Four Sparrows during a recent scoping session.

• Rallied against Walmart. Investigators say Lipsky funneled $252,000 from the Food and Commercial Workers Union to Kruger to speak out against Walmart and other big box stores.
Lipsky also asked Kruger to delay the expansion of a bill that included a five-cent deposit on bottled water, alter the Alcoholic Beverage Control law so grocery stores could begin selling wine and force Indian reservations to collect state sales taxes on cigarettes sold there — acts that would have benefitted his clients. “Over a period of years, Sen. Kruger, who represented himself as a full-time legislator, was working overtime for business interests that bribed him to the tune of $1 million,” said Bharara. The one-time chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee looked despondent and close to tears on March 10 as he and Michael Turano surrendered themselves to authorities.

Kruger, Turano, Lipsky, Malinsky, and four others — including Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., who was allegedly paid more than $177,000 to secure millions in state funds for Medisys Health Network, which owns Brookdale Hospital in Canarsie — were all released on their own recognizance, but ordered to hand over their passports. Kruger’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, who at one time boasted that the FBI was no longer investigating the state senator, said Kruger was “saddened” by the charges. “He’s one of the most dedicated public servants for the last 25 years with an impeccable reputation,” Brafman told reporters. “This is obviously a difficult day for all of us.” But the hits kept on coming for Kruger: Senate Minority Leader John Sampson (D–Canarsie) announced last week that he’s removed Kruger from the Senate Finance Committee, where he was considered a ranking member and earned a $20,500 yearly stipend on top of his $79,500 base salary.

At the same time, political insiders were declaring Kruger’s legislative career dead on arrival.
“I looked at the complaint and there’s some heavy stuff here,” said one local politico, who wished not to be named. “There’s no question that he’s going to lose his Senate seat. The only question is if he’s going to jail.” But the FBI investigation doesn’t just cast Kruger in a negative light. Michael Turano is also facing more than 20 years in prison and Dorothy Turano, who has not been charged, is implicated in at least one attempt to steer a development project Kruger’s way, so her role as district manager could be in jeopardy.

Federal prosecutors wouldn’t comment if they plan to charge Turano criminally for helping Kruger, but said they were looking into seizing the Bassett Avenue manse as well as a Bentley belonging to one of the Turano brothers, since money from Michael Turano’s dummy companies helped pay for both.

The investigation also revealed a personal relationship between Kruger and Michael Turano — something Kruger kept hidden, but political insiders had been chin-wagging about for years. The complaint alleges Kruger “had an intimate relationship with” Turano.

With the recent arrests, Bharara has now criminally charged eight state lawmakers within five years — a staggering number. But Bharara doesn’t think Albany will clean up its act anytime soon. “We are up to our eyeballs in corruption work,” he said. “Every time we arrest a state senator or assemblymember, it should be a jarring walk-up call, but instead it seems that no matter how many times the alarm goes off, Albany hits the snooze button. When prosecutors charge politicians, it shouldn’t feel like a scene from ‘Groundhog Day,’ yet it does.”

News of Kruger’s arrest — and intimate relationships — sent shockwaves throughout Southern Brooklyn. “I was taken totally by surprise,” said Sol Needle, Community Board 18’s current chairman. “I had no clue that any of this was going on. I’m shocked.” Councilman Lew Fidler (D–Mill Basin) was also stunned by the news but came to the defense of his fellow legislator.

“Carl Kruger, just like any American, is entitled to a presumption of innocence,” Fidler explained, dispelling rumors that he’s a contender for Kruger’s Senate seat. Other possible replacements whispered included Igor Oberman, a Russian-born attorney who ended up abandoning a campaign against Kruger last year, and Democratic District Leader and former Assemblyman Frank Seddio. Yet Seddio, a Kruger sympathizer, says he isn’t looking to replace the senator, either. “You stand by your friends,” Seddio said. “If that is something that would hurt me, so be it. But Carl Kruger is going to fight this tooth and nail.”

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sen. Carl Kruger, Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. charged in corruption case

Sen. Carl Kruger, Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. charged in corruption case
Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Associated Press
NEW YORK — An influential New York state senator, an assemblyman and a well-known lobbyist were among eight people charged Thursday in what federal prosecutors called “a broad-based bribery racket” that lined the senator’s pockets with more than $1 million.

A criminal complaint charges Sen. Carl Kruger and Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., both Brooklyn Democrats, and Manhattan-based lobbyist Richard Lipsky with two counts of conspiracy and one count of money laundering — the latest in a string of corruption cases to rock Albany. Lipsky was accused of directing about $252,000 in lobbying fees into a bank account used by Kruger between 2007 and 2010 in exchange for the senator giving legislative support to Lipsky & Associates’ clients. Among them were beer distributors concerned about pricing and local markets fighting to stop “superstores” from opening in the city. During a search of Lipsky’s home on Monday, agents recovered $106,000 in cash, including $4,000 in “crisp, large denomination bills in his suit pocket,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said at a news conference in Manhattan.

“At its core, the complaint describes a broad-based bribery racket reflecting an unholy alliance of politicians, lobbyists and businessmen,” Bharara said. After Kruger, Boyland and Lipsky all surrendered to the FBI on Thursday, a judge released them without having to post bonds of up to $1 million — a condition sought by prosecutors. They did not enter pleas.

Defense attorney Ben Brafman said Kruger had known for several months about the investigation and was eager to fight the charges. Attorneys for Boyland and Lipsky also denied any wrongdoing by their clients. “Today’s arrests again spotlight the failings of New York state government and highlight the urgent need for the Legislature to pass comprehensive ethics reform — now,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose top policy goal is a tougher ethics law.

Bharara said the case against Kruger and Boyland was discouraging, given the negative publicity surrounding his office’s recent prosecutions of five other former and current state legislators. “Every single time we arrest a state senator or assemblyman, it should be a jarring wake-up call,” he said. “Instead, it seems that no matter how many times the alarm goes off, Albany just hits the snooze button. When prosecutors charge politicians, it should not feel like a scene from Groundhog Day.”

State Republican Chairman Ed Cox said the charges show ethics is a “Democrat problem.” He is calling on the Democrats’ Senate campaign committee to return the nearly $500,000 Kruger gave to the party last year, calling it “dirty money.” A senator since 1994, Kruger was the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman from 2008 to 2010 when Democrats controlled the Senate.

The complaint alleges that since 2006, Kruger “received a stream of bribes totaling at least $1 million in exchange for taking official action on behalf the bribe payers as opportunities arose.” Aside from Lipksy, the alleged bribe payers included a real estate developer and a consulting firm for the health care industry.The payments were funneled into bank accounts of shell companies set up by a longtime associate of Kruger, Michael Turano, the complaint says. Turano, a Manhattan gynecologist, used some of the money to lease a Bentley and pay the mortgage on a multimillion dollar home in Brooklyn he shares with his mother and brother.

The complaint says wiretaps on Kruger’s phone revealed he was unusually close to Turano and his family: The two were in daily contact and “relied on and supported one another.” Kruger often went shopping for the family, buying light bulbs, travel snacks and “stockings for the Turano mother,” it adds.

The FBI also was listening in on Lipsky’s phone. The complaint says agents intercepted a call from Kruger to Lipsky on the morning agents were searching the lobbyist’s home. They “heard no conversation between Lipsky and Kruger, but could overhear Lipsky responding to questions from agents about, among other things, the relationship between Kruger and Mrs. Turano.”

After that, Kruger tried to call Lipsky 26 times over the next 90 minutes but go no answer, the complaint says.

The complaint accuses Boyland of taking bribes from a health care executive also linked to Kruger in exchange for asking the speaker of the Assembly to allocate millions of dollars to the executive’s hospitals. Under the arrangement, Boyland had “what amounted to a no-show consulting job” that paid him almost $3,000 a month from December 2003 to November 2008, or about $177,000, Bharara said. Continued...

The Boyland family has a long political history representing Brooklyn. Boyland’s uncle, Thomas Boyland, represented the district in the Assembly from 1977 to 1982. After he died in office, his brother, William Boyland Sr., was elected to fill the seat. In 2002, the elder Boyland easily won re-election to an 11th, two-year term, but resigned between the election and the January start of the session to turn the seat over to his son, William Boyland Jr. If convicted, Kruger, Boyland and Lipsky face up to 20 years in prison.

Gays Usually Have Impeccable Taste. WDF Happened To These Dumbass Gays. This House Is F--king Tacky...Go Straight To Jail And Do Not Pass Go!

State senator who voted against gay marriage has a 'gay lover' who helped 'funnel $1 million' in bribes,

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:38 PM on 11th March 2011

A Democratic state senator who voted against gay marriage used his
gay 'lover' to launder millions of dollars in bribes, police said today.
Carl Kruger, who voted against a gay marriage bill in New York last year, has been charged along with Assemblyman William Boyland and Anthony Seminerio - who is now dead - of accepting bribes to lobby state government for money and lucrative favours.
It is also alleged Mr Kruger's gynaecologist 'boy-friend' Michael Turano used shell-companies to help hide bribe money that funded Mr Kruger's lavish lifestyle which included a luxury Bentley car and a multi-million dollar waterfront mansion formerly owned by a mob boss.

Accused: State senator Carl Kruger (left) is accused of taking bribes to aid lobbyists and companies to get state money and favours. The boy pictured is nothing to do with the caseUS Attorney Preet Bharara said: 'Sen. Kruger had a close and intimate relationship with the entire Turano family, which includes one of the defendants, Michael Turano, along with his mother and brother.

'[Kruger] spent his free time with the Turanos, shared holidays with them, went shopping for them, and managed the affairs of their residence.
'Kruger was closest with Michael Turano. The two men were in nearly daily contact, Kruger picked Turano up from work, and people even called Kruger's cellphone in order to reach Turano.'

A report by FBI Special Agent Julie Brown said: 'Kruger acted like a member of the Turano family, and Kruger effectively functioned as a member of their household.
'Kruger went shopping for the Turano family, for example buying light bulbs for the Turano residence, travel-sized snacks for them when they traveled, and stockings for the Turano mother.' According to the New York Post, a source close to Mr Kruger said he was 'intimate' with Michael Turano.

Gaudy: This is the house of Carl Kruger allegedly paid for with money obtained from bribes, Mr Turano's lawyer declined to comment when asked if Mr Kruger and his client were lovers. According to federal investigators, Mr Kruger received much of the alleged bribe money from New York lobbyist Richard Lipsky In return, it is alleged Mr Kruger sponsored bills and lobbied officials to direct state money into projects that benefited Mr Lipsky's clients.
One of the companies was Forest City Ratner, who built a $4 billion Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn.
Last year Mr Kruger unsuccessfully campaigned to get the company $4 million dollars in state aid for other projects in the borough.
There is no suggestion Forest City Ratner knew of the alleged bribes.

According to the Post, When federal officers raided Mr Lipsky's Upper West Side apartment, they found: '$102,000 in cash from a safe in a closet and $4,000 in crisp, large denominational bills from the pocket of a suit belonging to Lipsky.'
FBI Assistant Director Janice Fedarcyk said the alleged: 'Bribery, money laundering, influence peddling and official misconduct [was] eye-opening even to seasoned investigators.'According to the New York Times, Mr Kruger used the money to: 'Bankroll a lavish lifestyle, financing a four-door Bentley Arnage and a $2 million waterfront home originally built for a boss of the Luchese crime family.'

Doctors Michael & Gerard Turano, Sen Carl Kruger Calling Dr. Mike for An Annal Exam. Madam Mama Turano! Ok, Can You Say Dysfunctional Household.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gay Democratic Sen. Kruger & Dr. Michael Gaylord Turano Busted By The FBI

Closeted Brooklyn state Sen. Carl Kruger, a Democratic powerhouse, traded political favors for more than $1 million in bribes over the last five years -- which his live-in boyfriend helped launder, the feds charged yesterday. Kruger and his secret longtime companion, Manhattan gynecologist Michael Turano, were among eight men arrested in a sweeping government "pay-to-play" corruption scandal.

The charges include allegations that Kruger, Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland and previously convicted Queens Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio -- who died in prison in January -- received bribes and other largesse to help two competing health-care companies buy hospitals, and direct state funds to those firms. ALL IN THE OPEN: Brooklyn state Sen. Carl Kruger (above), moments before surrendering yesterday on bribery charges, has allegedly been shacking up with his boyfriend at this Mill Basin home.

Kruger's constant companion, Turano, is accused of using bribe money he deposited in two shell companies for Kruger to pay the lease on a Bentley luxury sedan, credit-card bills and the mortgage on the garish, multimillion-dollar Mill Basin home where the two men for years have shacked up with Turano's mom and brother, authorities and neighbors said.

"Sen. Kruger had a close and intimate relationship with the entire Turano family, which includes one of the defendants, Michael Turano, along with his mother and brother," US Attorney Preet Bharara told reporters yesterday.

Neither of the other two Turanos has been accused of any wrongdoing.

A press release from Bharara's office noted, "[Kruger] spent his free time with the Turanos, shared holidays with them, went shopping for them, and managed the affairs of their residence.

"Kruger was closest with Michael Turano. The two men were in nearly daily contact, Kruger picked Turano up from work, and people even called Kruger's cellphone in order to reach Turano," Bharara noted. A source close to the investigation told The Post that Kruger -- who voted against a state gay-marriage bill last year -- was particularly "intimate" with Michael Turano.

And a criminal complaint written by FBI Special Agent Julie Brown said, "Kruger acted -- and was treated in many ways -- like a member of the Turano family, and Kruger effectively functioned as a member of their household.

"Kruger went shopping for the Turano family, for example buying light bulbs for the Turano residence, travel-sized snacks for them when they traveled, and stockings for the Turano mother" -- Dorothy Turano, the district manager of Community Board 18 -- the complaint said.

Neighbors said that Kruger clearly lived in the massive Mill Basin home owned by Michael Turano, while neighbors of Kruger's "official" residence in the Georgetown section of Brooklyn said either that they did not recognize him or that he was rarely, if ever, there. The feds, meanwhile, said Boyland accepted a no-show job that paid him $177,000 over five years from health-care provider MediSys in exchange for trying to secure millions of dollars in grants to its hospitals.