Ex-NJ Water Agency Official Gets 8 Years In Kickback Scheme

Law360, Clifton, N.J. (July 13, 2017, 9:45 PM EDT) -- A former high-ranking official and consultant with a defunct Newark water agency was slapped Thursday with an eight-year prison sentence in New Jersey federal court for his role in a scheme to accept nearly $1 million in kickbacks from contractors in exchange for giving them business, authorities announced.

U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares handed down the 96-month prison term to Donald Bernard Sr., 69, of West Orange, New Jersey, one of six individuals to plead guilty to criminal conduct related to kickbacks at the Newark...
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