Former New York state Sen. Carl Kruger has been sentenced to seven years in prison in an influence peddling case.
Kruger had admitted in December that he accepted nearly a half-million dollars in bribes from a variety of business people.
“I am broken, I am destroyed, I am disgraced,” Kruger said in court Thursday.
Kruger, 62, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery.
He resigned from the state Senate seat he has held since 1994.
Kruger, a Democrat, was the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman from 2008 to 2010, when Democrats controlled the Senate.
(Source: NBC New York)