Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NJ watershed contractor ducks lengthy kickbacks jail term

federal courthouse newark.jpg
Outside federal courthouse in Newark, NJ

A federal judge Monday sentenced a former contractor for the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. to six months in prison for his role in a kickback scheme, much less time behind bars than sentencing guidelines recommended he should serve.

Thomas Moriarty reports for

Giacomo "Jack" DeRosa, 68, previously had pleaded guilty in January in the U.S. District Court in Newark to a charge of laundering $85,000 in kickbacks to the non-profit corporation's special projects manager, Donald Bernard Sr.
Prosecutors have said DeRosa's East Orange company, Essex Home Improvement Corp., was among those that received inflated contracts in exchange for the kickbacks, taking in more than $350,000 in payments from the watershed between 2008 and 2013.

Read the full story here

Like this? Use form in upper right to receive free updates
See popular posts from the last 30 days in right column -- >>

Subscribe here to view all our YouTube videos

Repost this article