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Birdsall CEO pleads guilty in huge N.J. pay-to-play scheme

Birdsall CEO pleads guilty in huge N.J. pay-to-play scheme

Saturday, February 20, 2016

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  4. Hidden video of Parsippany contractor
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  5. Passaic mayor Alex Blanco admits taking bribe, faces prison
    17 Nov, 2016
    Passaic mayor Alex Blanco admits taking bribe, faces prison
    NEWARK -- Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal bribery charge, admitting he received $110,000 in payments from developers in exchange for directing federal housing funds to their projects. Blanco, podiatrist and father of four, had been mayor since 2008 and earned $72,000 yearly. He resigned Thursday and faces up to a decade in prison. The City Council planned an emergency meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday to appoint an acting mayor. "We have been in contact with the city's
  6. Former Bayonne Official Sentenced To 21 Months Prison For Accepting $65,000 In Bribes For Awarding H
    03 Nov, 2016
    Former Bayonne Official Sentenced To 21 Months Prison For Accepting $65,000 In Bribes For Awarding H
    TRENTON, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey, man, who served as the senior accountant of the City of Bayonne Department of Community Development (CBDCD) was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for accepting $65,000 in bribe payments in exchange for his assistance in awarding projects funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Anselmo Crisonino, 56, of Bayonne, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G.