Brooklyn state senator Carl Kruger resigned from his post Tuesday moments before pleading guilty to charges he participated in a bribery scheme.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Kruger, 62, and co-defendant Michael Turano, 50, accepted nearly half a million dollars in exchange for green-lighting several projects for lobbyists and business people.
Turano, a Manhattan-based gynecologist, also pled guilty.
Before entering court, Kruger's letter of resignation was delivered to the Secretary of State Senate.
It takes effect immediately.
Kruger faces the possibility of up to 50 years in prison; Turano faces 20.
Both are scheduled to be sentenced on April 26.