NJ School Bribery Conspirators To Pay $4.3M Restitution

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 3:32 PM EST) -- A former New Jersey school district superintendent and an insurance broker who previously were hit with 135-month prison terms over a bribery and kickback scheme have now been ordered to pay $4.3 million in restitution to the school district, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Thursday.

Francis X. Gartland, the former insurance broker for the Toms River Regional School District, conspired with others to provide the district's one-time superintendent, Michael J. Ritacco, with $1 million to $2 million in bribes and other benefits. The payments were...
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