Yes, it was just another day in the GAH-den State, which means that yet another state politician has been indicted by federal authorities.
The crooked pol of the day is Joseph Coniglio, a former Democrat state senator and plumber, who was charged with extortion and mail fraud in connection with his arranging for $10 million in special state grants for Hackensack University Medical Center in exchange for a consulting contract paying him $5,500 per month. Supposedly Mr. Coniglio served as a “hospital relations” consultant, although the indictment described his services as “merely a name on a bank account,”
We’re just skimming the surface here. The rot in this state is miles deep.
He’s 65 and facing significant jail time. I wish I could feel sorry for him, but I don’t.