NJ Mayor Acquitted In Federal Corruption Trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal jury has acquitted a northern New Jersey mayor and convicted his associate in a trial stemming from last year’s large-scale corruption sting.

Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and Guttenberg tax preparer Vincent Tabbachino each faced two extortion counts and one bribery count. Tabbachino was acquitted of conspiracy but convicted on the other counts.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney with details

The verdicts were announced midway through the fourth day of deliberations.

Suarez’ acquittal represents the first loss in a corruption case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey in more than a decade encompassing more than 150 cases.

Informant Solomon Dwek had testified that Suarez and Tabbachino agreed to accept money in exchange for helping him with approvals for a fictitious development project in Ridgefield.

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One Comment

  1. burton klein says:

    the tunnel . why can”t we have both states work on the tunnel together. each state starts and we meet in the middle. this is how they built the tunnel between england and france under the english channel.

  2. Roy says:

    I guess the genius jurists,just couldn’t believe that there was another corrupt politician in New Jersey……….

  3. read me says:

    you know it and i know it they are guilty, why dont you stop wasting tax dollar money and end it already http://www.kriegsview.com

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