February 15, 2008

Just Another Day in Jersey.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:25 pm

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.

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