Ex-NJ Housing Official Gets 33 Months Over Corruption Bust

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT) -- A former Jersey City Housing Authority commissioner who introduced a slew of public officials to infamous cooperating witness Solomon Dwek during a wide-ranging public corruption sting was sentenced Monday to 33 months in prison for plotting to sell official help for development projects.

U.S. Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark handed down the sentence against Edward Cheatam, who was also a former Hudson County affirmative action officer and Jersey City Board of Education vice president. More than four years ago, Cheatam pled guilty to conspiracy to...
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