Insurance Broker Gets 11 Years In NJ School Bribery Scheme

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 7:55 PM EST) -- A former insurance broker for a New Jersey school district was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for conspiring with others to provide the district's top administrator with $1 million to $2 million in bribes and other benefits.

Those payments were to ensure that defendant Francis X. Gartland, 71, of Baltimore, Md., secured and retained insurance business with the Toms River Regional School District, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

As with former Toms River Regional Schools Superintendent Michael J. Ritacco, Gartland...
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