Ex-NJ Tax Division Officials Convicted In Misconduct Case

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A onetime director of the New Jersey Division of Taxation and a fellow official were convicted Monday of official misconduct for allegedly acting on the state contracts of a collection company that provided them with dinners, entertainment and other gifts.

Former director Robert K. Thompson and David M. Gavin, a former assistant deputy director for contract compliance, accepted pricey gifts from OSI Collections Services Inc. and should have recused themselves from decisions involving the company's contracts because of blatant conflict of interest, the state contended. OSI...
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