Archive for Tag: public corruption

Candidates for public office could be charged with bribery under bill advanced in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Gregory McGuckin’s bill establishing that public servants who have yet to be elected or sworn in could still be guilty of bribery was advanced by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee on Thursday. “Political candidates can sell the power of their future positions to...

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Republicans slam Democrats for corrupting landmark criminal justice bill, again

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Brian Bergen slammed Democrats Thursday for including official misconduct and public corruption in a bill meant to reform the criminal justice system by ending mandatory minimum sentences for many nonviolent crimes in New Jersey. “This bill is taking away the safeguard to...

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Democrats legislate themselves out of mandatory penalties for public corruption

TRENTON, N.J. –  A bill that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent crimes was passed with only Democrat support because it included ending definite punishment for corrupt elected officials. The inclusion of public corruption, termed official misconduct, was made by a state senator whose girlfriend’s son faces current...

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