NJ Housing Official Gets 30 Months For Campaign Cash Fraud

Law360, New York (October 1, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT) -- The former executive director of the South Amboy, N.J., Housing Authority was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for conspiring with an insurance broker to funnel illegal contributions in 2006 to the congressional campaign of Joseph Vas, himself recently jailed on fraud charges.

The sentence handed down by U.S. Judge Freda L. Wolfson and announced by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman follows Thomas J. O’Leary's guilty plea in March to conspiracy to defraud the Federal Election Commission through the scheme involving straw contributors to the...
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