The extortion and bribery trial of a northern New Jersey mayor and an associate is entering its fourth day of jury deliberations.
Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and tax preparer Vincent Tabbachino face bribery and extortion counts. They’re accused of accepting a bribe from a federal informant posing as a corrupt developer.
Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and Guttenberg tax preparer Vincent Tabbachino each face two extortion counts and one bribery count.
Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and an associate were accused of accepting money from a federal informant who posed as a corrupt developer seeking help with zoning approvals.
An informant whose secretly recorded videotapes of public officials form the heart of a federal corruption sting faces a potentially lengthy cross-examination Thursday.
Defense attorneys contended neither defendant agreed to do anything illegal and that no bribes were accepted.
Jurors in the federal corruption trial of Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and an associate were treated Tuesday to videotapes secretly made by a government informant.
Opening statements are scheduled to begin in the third trial stemming from last year’s huge federal corruption sting.