Post: Backlash from Prospect Park Alliance toward FCR's Bender over fundraising conversation with Kruger
In Prospect Park group rage at 'Kruger' exec, the New York Post reports:
A top Atlantic Yards executive who requested state funds for Prospect Park's skating rink from embattled state Sen. Carl Kruger was never asked to do so by the park's fund-raising group -- and now park advocates are furious at being linked to the corruption scandal, sources told The Post.Bender's wife is on the board of the Prospect Park Alliance.
"He has dragged our name through the mud," fumed a Prospect Park Alliance source about Forest City Ratner Vice President Bruce Bender, whose conversation with Kruger was featured in a federal criminal complaint against the Brooklyn Democrat.
Did the group get the $4.5 million promised? Apparently not, according to the Post:
A Prospect Park Alliance spokesman said the group never got the money, and another official there said they doubt it ever will.