Thursday, October 22, 2009
Ferriero convicted of most serious charge
A verdict has been reached in the trial of former Bergen County Democratic chief Joseph Ferriero. Jurors found Ferriero guilty on three of eight counts — including the most serious, conspiracy to defraud Bergenfield of Dennis Oury’s honest services as borough attorney.
Senator Joe Kyrillos issued the following statement:
"Today's conviction of Joe Ferriero only further shows the high standard for conduct and accountability that Chris Christie will bring to Trenton as governor. In contrast, Jon Corzine has enabled corruption by giving $441,600 to Joe Ferriero and his political operation in Bergen County. Over the last four years Governor Corzine has done nothing but give meaningless lip service when it comes to enforcing ethical standards, while he has been the number one financier of corrupt politicians and party bosses in New Jersey."