Convicted NYC Lobbyist Aids Prosecutors in Inquiry

Richard Lipsky has pleaded guilty to bribery charges in connection with a scheme to pay companies or associates linked to Carl Kruger

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    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.