From state Senators to mayors, county executives to council members, the list of public officials and employees arrested by federal authorities in New Jersey is as diverse as it is long. The Record has compiled the complete list of corruption cases prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie's office -- including charges, pleas, sentences, fines and restitution.

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Cases are sorted by year, then name. Click any asterisk (*) for the press release on that development.

Year Charged Last Name, First Name Office Party Municipality County Hometown Guilty Plea Convicted at Trial Charges Payoff ($) Sentence (months) Fine ($) Restitution ($)
2002 Auriemma, Joseph Township Administrator & Director of Operations for the Municipal Utilities Authority   North Bergen Hudson Bloomfield Y   accepting contractor bribes   33,792 36* 7,500 33,792
  Barnes, Martin G Mayor D Paterson Passaic Paterson Y*   accepting vendor gifts  200,000-350,000 37* 1,000  
  Bost, Sara B. Mayor (freeholder) D Irvington Essex Irvington Y*   witness tampering in kickback probe 8,500 12 2,000  
  Braker, William C. Freeholder (former Deputy Director of the Jersey City Police Department) D Jersey City Hudson Jersey City Y*   extorting county vendor 3,000 41*    
  Bridgeforth, Michael information officer, Immigration & Naturalization Service   Newark Essex Yonkers, NY Y*   embezzling checks 4,300   1,500  
  Condos, James Councilman R Asbury Park Monmouth Asbury Park Y   accepting a liquor license from developer  35,000 15*    
  Davila-Colon, Freeholder D Jersey City Hudson Jersey City N Y* abetting extortion   10,000 30    
  Gibson, Robert E. director of public utilities and superintendent of water and sewer for the City of Camden   Camden Camden Cherry Hill Y*   extorting vendor 20,800 13    
  Gomez, Miladys assistant director Perth Amboy Housing Authority   Perth Amboy Middlesex Edison Y   embezzling federal housing subsidies 407,603 24   $407,603
  Hernandez, Joseph purchasing agent, Municipal Utilities Authority   North Bergen Hudson   Y   accepting gifts, rigging quotes   30*   18,500
  Janiszewski, Robert* County Executive, Hudson and former assemblyman D Jersey City Hudson   Y*   extortion, tax evasion 100,000 41* 40,000  
  Mangullo, Conway director of public works   Paterson Passaic   Y*   extorting contractor  7,500   7,500  
  Nixon, Kenneth E. Executive Director of the Asbury Park Housing Authority   Asbury Park Monmouth   Y*   bribing officials to reappoint him        
  Perez, Peter Board of Commissioners member D North Bergen Hudson North Bergen Y*   accepting cash and gifts from vendor 26,000 6 5,000 26,000
  Richardson, John F. Superior Court Judge     Somerset   Y*   failed to maintain records for client     2,500  
  Rodriguez, Ismael sheriff's officer   Newark Essex   Y*   defrauded federal housing program         63,600
  Russo, Dominick depurty U.S. Marshal   Newark Essex Ocean Township N Y* conspiracy, mail fraud, embezzlement of public funds         
  Turner, Andrea service representative, Social Security Administration   Elizabeth Union Linden Y   conspiring to sell social secuirty cards   30    
  Vidal, Wilfredo municipal code official & electrical inspector   Union City Hudson North Bergen N* Y  extortion, tax fraud   41* 2,750 980
  Weldon, Terrance D. Mayor & city manager (Asbury Park) D Ocean Twp Monmouth Ocean Township Y*   extorting bribes from developers 60,000 58 20,000  
  Zappulla, Vincent mayoral aide D North Bergen Hudson North Bergen Y*   insurance fraud with contractor     20,000 12,264
2003 Colon, Cecilio guard, Federal Correctional Insitution at Fort Dix     Burlington Bronx, NY Y*   accepting inmate bribes  350   500  
  D'Agosta, Frank detective, Jersey City Police Department   Jersey City Hudson Jersey City Y*   extorting illegal gambling business     13 15,000  
  DeMiro, Michael aide to county executive R Verona Essex Verona Y   conspiring to obstruct probe     *    
  LaVilla, Peter Mayor   Guttenberg Hudson North Bergen Y*   false tax return,  misappropriating campaign contributions     5,000  
  Lewis, Marcella examination technician, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Elizabeth Union Plainfield Y   selling driver's licenses   12 6,000  
  Malloy, Patrick G. Mayor   New Hanover Twp Burlington New Hanover Twp Y   obstructing justice in bid-rig probe   6* 30,000  
  Mathes Jr., James R. Council President D Camden Camden Camden N* Y accepting gifts from mob    27* 3,000  
  Murphy, Peter Passaic County Republican Party Chairman R   Passaic   Y   mail fraud    11 20,000 72,800
  Nash, James J. Township Administrator & treasurer of school funds for Bd of Ed   New Hanover Twp Burlington New Hanover Twp Y*   missapplying federal funds in a bid rig scheme   3* 25,000  
  Rackley, Otis L. special operation inspector, US Customs & Border Protection   Newark Essex Blakeslee, Pa. / formerly Perth Amboy Y*   accepting bribes to smuggle aliens    90*    
  Rivera, Elizabeth customer service representative, Social Security Administration   Trenton Mercer Camden Y   conspiring to sell social security cards   26 6,000  
  Rivera Asencio, Rebecca clerk, Social Secuirty Administration   Trenton Mercer Trenton Y*   selling social security cards to aliens   15 500  
  Russo, Anthony J. Mayor D Hoboken Hudson Hoboken Y*   accepting bribes from accounting firm  317,000 30* 30,000 317,220
  Saunders Sr., Kenneth E. Mayor R Asbury Park Monmouth Asbury Park N* Y conspiracy to bribe a council member    30    
  Spedaliere, Nicholas deputy U.S. Marshal   Camden Camden Marlton Y*   stole cash from a fugitive 11,778 6*   11,778
  Thompson, Stephen W. Superior Court Judge R Camden Camden Haddon Township and Avalon N* Y traveling to Russia to have sex with a boy   120 25,000  
  Treffinger, James W. County Executive (U.S. Senate candidate) R   Essex Verona Y*   obstruction of justice, mail fraud   13* 5,000 29,471
2004 Anderson, Jean deputy registrar of the Hudson County Office of Vital Statistics     Hudson Jersey City Y   conspiring to sell birth certificates        
  Awan, Lori customer service representative, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Springfield Essex North Plainfield Y*   selling driver's licenses         
  Bridges, Alfred W. Mayor D Ewing Township Mercer Ewing Township Y   possession of crack cocaine   * 5,000  
  Carlo, Linda customer service representative, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Springfield Essex Newark Y*   selling driver's licenses   12 1,200  
  Feathers, Anita customer service representative, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Springfield Essex Sloatsburg, NY Y*   selling driver's licenses     1,500  
  Harkins, Michael E. Executive Director of the Delaware River & Bay Authority R     Wilmington, Del. Y   billing for personal expenses    14 7,500 52,236
  Haugabrook, Earl acting chief financial officer and director of finance for Irvington Township   Irvington Essex Newark Y   filing false tax returns         
  Horn, Tonya customer service representative, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Springfield Essesx Easton, Pa, formerly Scotch Plains Y*   selling driver's licenses   12    
  Joyce, Lauren customer service representative, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Springfield Essex Union Township Y*   selling driver's licenses   12    
  Kushner, Charles Commissioner, Port Authority NY-NJ D   Essex Livingston Y   tax evasion, witness tampering, illegal campaign contributions   24 40,000  
  Lambert Sr., James R. executive director of the Mercer County Improvement Authority R Trenton Mercer Hamilton Township Y*   mail fraud, conspiracy to bribe mayor   5 6,000  
  Love, Linda examination technician, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Mount Holly Burlington Willingboro Y   conspiring to sell 750 driver's licenses     30* 1,000  
  Moore, Shelina D. customer service representative, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Mount Holly Burlington Clemington Y   selling driver's licenses   12*    
  Pablo, Lyliana customer service representative, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Springfield Essex Newark Y*   conspiring to produce bogus driver's licenses   33    
  Parkin, Harry G. Chief of Staff to Mercer County Executive Robert Prunetti & member Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission     Mercer Robbinsville N* Y mail fraud, attempted extortion   90 26,000  
  Peterson, Rita customer service representative, New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission   Springfield Essex Newark Y   selling driver's licenses   12    
  Turner, Zachary V. Councilman D East Orange Essex East Orange Y*   conspiracy, extortion, mail fraud  90,000 30   84,800
  Van Berry, Clinton Assistant Tax Collector   Atlantic City Atlantic Galloway Township N* Y conspiring with wife to rob tax receipts   46 5,000  
  Vuola, Richard chairman Marlboro Township Municipal Utilities Authority D Marlboro Township Monmouth Marlboro Y*   extortion, bribing official, false tax return 35,000 50* 25,000 15,000
  Walden, Terence senior inspector, U.S. Customs & Border Protection   Newark Essex Piscataway Y   accepting bribes to smuggle illegal aliens  2,000   3,000  
2005 Bethune, Peter K. state trooper       Maple Shade Y*   conspiracy to extort stock and money     37 1000  
  Broderick, Thomas undersheriff, asst. supervisor Monmouth highway dept, ex councilman R Marlboro Monmouth   Y   money laundering 15,000 4    
  Coughlin, Paul Mayor R Hazlet Monmouth Hazlet Y   extorting contractor bribes  3,000 24 5,000  
  Cummings Jr., James M. director of facilities Paterson school district Paterson Passaic Sparta Y   accepting contractor bribes   50,000 cash, 28,000 in improvments 43   750,000
  DeLisa, Joseph Councilman D West Long Branch Monmouth West Long Branch Y   extorting bribe 1,500 15 5,000  
  Desena, Robert supervisor of emergency services, NJ Turnpike D Bayonne Hudson Bayonne Y   accepting towing contractor bribes 3,831   3,800  
  Greenwald, Thomas A. Councilman R Far Hills Somerset Chatham Y   conspiracy to launder illicit cash 25,900      
  Hamilton Jr., John J. Councilman D Asbury Park Monmouth Asbury Park awaiting trial   accepting bribes 6,000      
  Hyer, Robert L. councilman R Keyport Monmouth Keyport deceased   extorting contractor bribes   5,000      
  Iadanza, Richard Deputy Mayor R Neptune Twp Monmouth Neptune Y   extorting bribes        
  Kessler, Stephen D. chairman of the Ocean Township Sewerage Authority   Ocean Twp Monmouth Ocean Township Y   accepting bribes 15,000      
  Larrison, Jr., Harry Freeholder director, Monmouth County   Freehold Monmouth Ocean Grove deceased   accepting bribes from developers 8,500      
  McCurnin, Joseph Operations Manager, Monmouth Cty Div of Transportation R   Monmouth   Y   extorting bribes 1,000      
  Merla, John J. Mayor R Keyport Monmouth Keyport Y   extorting bribes  24,000      
  Milone, Louis supervisor of maintenance and custodial services (schools) R Paterson Passaic Pompton Lakes Y   accepting gifts 10,000   3,000 10,000
  O'Grady, Raymond J. Committeeman (former mayor) R Middletown Monmouth Middletown N Y attempted extortion,  accepting bribes, conspiracy 10,000 43 5,000  
  Palughi, Anthony Superintendent of Bridges, Monmouth County (former Long Branch councilman) R   Monmouth Wall Y   conspiracy to accept bribes 12,500      
  Scannapieco, Matthew V. Mayor R Marlboro Monmouth Marlboro Y   accepting bribes, tax evasion 245,000      
  Senyszyn, Bohdan revenue agent, Internal Revenue Service   Paterson Passaic Roxbury Twp awaiting trial   preparing fraudulent returns, tax evasion 336,000      
  Townsend, Patsy R. Monmouth fire marshal, emergency management & code enforcer D Neptune Monmouth Neptune Y   attempted extortion of bribe 1,000 6 2,000  
  Young, Stanley Planning Board member D Marlboro Township Monmouth Marlboro Y   accepting bribes from developers 7,700      
  Zambrano, Paul R. Mayor D West Long Branch Monmouth West Long Branch Y   extorting bribes from contractor   15,000      
2006 Abate, Frank G. executive director Western Monmouth Utilities Authority D Marboro Monmouth Marlboro N Y accepting contractor gifts 4,800 home improv arch plans 51 10,000  
  Callaway, Craig council president D Atlantic City Atlantic Atlantic City Y   accepting contractor bribes 36,000 40 $1,000  
  Davidson, Connie employee, General Services Administion, at Fort Monmouth     Monmouth Red Bank Y   arranging no-show jobs    12 waived 395,710
  Foy Sr., Joseph mayor   Burlington Twp Burlington Burlington Township Y*   tax evasion  53,000   10,000  
  Hurt, Eric D. accounting manager, Hoboken Housing Authority   Hoboken Hudson Jersey City Y*   embezzlement  111,083 41   268,168
  Jones, Gibb councilman D Atlantic City Atlantic Atlantic City Y   extortion 5,000      
  Lukowiak, Anthony manager Newark Division of Sanitation R Newark Essesx Belleville Y   accepting corrupt payments 24,000 45 waived 97,231
  Lynch, John A. Senator D New Brunswick Middlesex New Brunswick Y   mail fraud, tax evasion 120,000-200,000 39 50,000  
  Peterson, Mary Ann manager, Picatinny Arsenal     Morris Lake Hopatcong Y   conspiracy to embezzle 50,231     21,475
  Rosario, Ramon councilman D Atlantic City Atlantic Atlantic City Y   accepting bribes  14,000 10 $1,000  
  Rzeplinski, Michael programs director, General Services Administration, Fort Monmouth, and former Army supervisory engineer     Monmouth Red Bank Y   conspiracy to defraud US,  tax evasion     46 waived 872,710
  Sloan El, Ali councilman D Camden Camden Camden Y   extorting bribes from contractor 36,000 20 waived  
2007 Adams, Jayson school board president   Pleasantville Atlantic   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes          
  Bryant, Wayne R. Senator D Lawnside Camden   awaiting trial   fraud, trading influence for no-show job        
  Callaway, Maurice "Pete" school board member   Pleasantville Atlantic   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes          
  Cortez, Marisol Paterson Housing Authority Sect. 8 caseworker   Paterson Passaic   Y   bribery  200      
  Cruz, Flora Paterson Housing Authority Sect. 8 caseworker D Paterson Passaic   Y   bribery 200      
  Griffin, Elisa Paterson Housing Authority Sect. 8 caseworker D Paterson Passaic   Y   bribery 1,900      
  Hackett Jr., Mims Assemblyman & Mayor D Orange Essex   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes          
  Holland, Lee Paterson Housing Authority Building Inspector D Paterson Passaic   Y   accepting bribes 600      
  Hooks, Mark Building Inspector D Passaic Passaic   awaiting indictment   extortion 500      
  Jackson, Marcellus Councilman D Passaic Passaic   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes          
  James, Sharpe Senator and Mayor D Newark Essex   awaiting trial   abusing credit cards, fraudulent land sales 58,000 credit      
  Kaplan, Richard construction inspector / asst. zoning officer   New Brunswick Middlesex   Y   accepting contractor bribes 30,000 30 30,000  
  Lane, Yolanda Lead Paint Inspector   Paterson Passaic   Y   extortion 300      
  March, Louis Court Clerk   Newark Essex   awaiting indictment   extorting bribes to fix records 4,000      
  McCormick, James T. school board member   Pleasantville Atlantic   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes        
  Morgan, George Passaic Valley Water Commission employee   Clifton Passaic   Y   conspiracy to extort 200      
  Nunez, Javier Paterson Housing Authority employee   Paterson Passaic   Y   conspiring to accept bribes  500      
  Ortiz, Victor Building Inspector PHA   Paterson Passaic   awaiting trial   conspiracy to extort 4,750      
  Pressley, James school board trustee   Pleasantville Atlantic   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes          
  Ramos, Benny Deputy Director Paterson Housing Authority D Paterson Passaic   awaiting indictment   bribery 3,000      
  Reaves, Princess Deputy Court Administrator D Paterson Passaic   awaiting trial   bribery 2,500      
  Reid, Keith O. chief of staff to City Council president D Newark Essex   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes          
  Rivera, Samuel Mayor   Passaic Passaic   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes          
  Roach, Linda supervisory clerk typist Dept Community, Planning & Eco Dev D New Brunswick Middlesex   Y   extorting bribes from contractors 5,000      
  Rosa, Maria Paterson Housing Authority Sect. 8 caseworker   Paterson Passaic   Y   conspiring to accept bribes         
  Scarpelli, Joseph C. Mayor D Brick Twp Monmouth Brick Township Y*   extorting bribes from developers 5,000      
  Schweidereick, Robert Passaic Valley Water Com employee   Clifton Passaic   Y   attempted extortion 830      
  Soto, Jonathan Councilman D Passaic Passaic   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes         
  Steele, Alfred E. Assemblyman & Undersheriff D Paterson Passaic   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes   15,500      
  Valvano, Matthew P. building inspector D Linden Union   awaiting indictment   extorting bribes from contractor 10,500      
  Velez, Rafael school board trustee   Pleasantville Atlantic   awaiting indictment   accepting bribes          
  Walker, William director of housing rehabilitation   New Brunswick Middlesex   awaiting trial   extorting bribes from contractors 112,500      
  Williams, Standley Building Inspector   Paterson Passaic   Y   conspiracy to accept bribes 6,750      
  Woods, Darrell supervisor, Federal Aviation Administration   Galloway Twp Atlantic Winslow Township Y*   accepting bribes in a procurement fraud  159,000      

 

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