In New Jersey, its worse to be the bribee than the briber

Former Ocean Township Sewerage Authority Chairman Stephen Kessler was sentenced to one year in a federal prison for accepting $15,000 in bribes from Howard Schoor, the head of a politically active engineering firm. Kessler’s sentencing comes six weeks after Schoor, a founder of Schoor DePalma, avoided prison and was sentenced to two years on probation. The U.S. District Court Judges in the two cases were different: William Walls sentenced Kessler, while Dennis Cavanaugh handled Schoor.

The other public official who received corrupt payments from Schoor, former Ocean Township Mayor Terrance Weldon, is serving a prison term of nearly five years.

In New Jersey, its worse to be the bribee than the briber