Former NJ Assemblyman Gets 41 Months For Bribe

Law360, New York (November 19, 2010, 7:24 PM EST) -- A former New Jersey legislator, one of dozens arrested in a wide-ranging federal corruption probe, was sentenced Friday to 41 months in prison for taking a $10,000 bribe to speed up permits for a multimillion-dollar real estate project.

Judge Joel Pisano of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey sentenced ex-Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt to prison for bribery and attempted extortion, ordering Van Pelt to turn himself over to the authorities in January.

Van Pelt, 46, was convicted by a jury in May...
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