United States: Union County Man Indicted on Public Corruption Charges

A Union County, New Jersey, man has been indicted on charges of making corrupt payments to a public official, wire fraud, and using a facility in interstate commerce to facilitate bribery, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, New Jersey, is charged in an indictment unsealed with one count of making corrupt payments to an agent of a local government receiving federal funds, two counts of wire fraud, and one count of violating the Travel Act to carry on bribery. Zahore made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor and was released on a $100,000 unsecured bond. No date has been scheduled for Zahore’s arraignment.

According to the indictment:

Zahore was the sole owner of JZ Nettech, a computer consulting business that he operated out of his residence. On Sept.15, 2015, the City Council of Orange Township, New Jersey, passed a resolution awarding JZ Nettech, without competitive bidding, a $350,000 emergency contract to install a computer networking system at a municipal complex that housed the Orange Municipal Court and the Orange Police Department (the “Municipal Complex Project”).

The original full article can be found at justice.gov

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