Court papers show a Manhattan lobbyist convicted of bribing ex-state Sen. Carl Kruger has been secretly cooperating with authorities and is asking for leniency at sentencing.
Richard Lipsky has pleaded guilty to bribery charges in connection with a scheme to pay companies or associates linked to Kruger in exchange for Kruger's actions on Lipsky's behalf.
Lipsky faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence. But according to The New York Times, the U.S. attorney's office said in a letter to the judge Monday that Lipsky had offered "substantial assistance in the investigation and prosecution of numerous other people.''
Lipsky's lawyer asked the judge in a memo for a "nonjail sentence'' for his client.
Kruger pleaded guilty to corruption charges in December and was sentenced to seven years in prison.