Bribery

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Deliberations To Resume At Former N.J. Pol’s Trial

Prosecutors said Smith took $15,000 from a government informant who posed as a developer in exchange for help with building projects in Smith’s Hudson County district.

12/16/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Jury To Weigh Evidence In NJ Corruption Trial

L. Harvey Smith was charged with extortion, bribery and money laundering in the state’s largest corruption sting.

12/15/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Hears Closings In NJ Pol’s Corruption Trial

Prosecutors were making their summations in Newark federal court. They called one rebuttal witness earlier Tuesday from the Election Law Enforcement Commission, which tracks campaign donations.

12/14/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Assembly Dem Expected To Testify In Bribe Trial

The prosecution was expected to call Assemblyman John Wisniewski. He heads the Democratic State Committee and is chairman of the Assembly transportation committee.

12/07/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-Housing Official Testifies In NJ Bribe Trial

The developer was undercover government informant Solomon Dwek, who secretly taped meetings with Smith and other public officials.

12/03/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Testimony Continues In Ex-NJ Lawmaker’s Trial

L. Harvey Smith has pleaded not guilty to several extortion, bribery and money laundering counts.

12/02/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Opening Statements Set For Former N.J. Lawmaker’s Trial

L. Harvey Smith was accused of taking $15,000 from a government informant after promising he would help with environmental permits for the informant’s building project in Jersey City.

12/01/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Yet To Be Seated For Former Lawmaker’s Trial

Attorneys will return Tuesday to pick a jury for Smith’s bribery and extortion trial.

11/30/2010

Former New Jersey Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Van Pelt Sentenced In New Jersey Corruption Case

The former New Jersey assemblyman snared in the state’s largest corruption sting is headed to prison for 41 months.

11/19/2010

Generic School Photo (Credit: AP)

Arrested NJ School Head Won’t Lose All Pension Money

The former superintendent of New Jersey’s fourth-largest school district could still get hundreds of thousands of dollars in pension, unused sick leave and vacation time even if he is convicted of bribery and fraud.

10/23/2010

The Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - File / Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

N.J. School District Superintendent Surrenders To FBI

There were stunning corruption charges levied Thursday against the man in charge of New Jersey’s fourth largest school district.

10/21/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ - Photo: Borough of Ridgefield

Informants’ Missing Texts Argued In NJ Mayor’s Trial

Opening statements are scheduled to begin in the third trial stemming from last year’s huge federal corruption sting.

10/04/2010

L.I. Crane Co. Official Gets Prison For Bribery

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island crane company official will spend two to six years in prison for bribing New York City’s former chief crane inspector. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced […]

09/28/2010

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